Rotary Action Groups (RAGS) are independent, Rotary-affiliated groups made up of people from around the world who are experts in a particular field, such as economic development, peace, addiction prevention, the environment, or water. They provide assistance and support to Rotary clubs and districts in planning and implementing community development and humanitarian service projects. Rotarian Action Groups (RAGs) give members opportunities to engage in service activities and network with like-minded members around the world.  There are currently 25 such groups.

Group members collaborate with clubs and districts on service projects by offering their technical expertise or helping them find partners, funding, and other resources. RAGs can also help clubs prepare grant applications, conduct community assessments, raise funds, and establish monitoring and evaluation plans.

There are currently 25 Rotary Action Groups. Find out more about them in the list below, which groups them by the Rotary Causes in which they work. 

Promoting peace

Domestic Violence Prevention


Slavery Prevention

Fighting disease

Addiction Prevention


Blindness Prevention

Blood Donation


Family Health/AIDS Prevention

Health Education and Wellness


Hepatitis Eradication


Mental Health

Multiple Sclerosis

Polio Survivors and Associates

Providing clean water and sanitation

Water and Sanitation

Saving mothers and children


Population and Development

Supporting education


Growing local economies

Microfinance and Community Development

Disaster Assistance

Action groups that work in more than one area of focus

Endangered Species

Environmental Sustainability

Food Plant Solutions

Read about inspiring service activities in the Rotarian Action Groups annual report, which provides a good baseline summary of all active Rotarian Action Groups.