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We are project partners with Rotary International, a global community of 1.2 million neighbours, friends and community leaders. Their aim is to create positive, lasting change in communities at home and all over the world. 

By working together with Rotary, we are able to collaborate and combine resources to ensure that we can support more communities in desperate need of shelter.

Rotarians and Rotary groups across the world support us in a variety of ways, from raising funds to providing support on the ground during our response to a disaster.

This enables us to cross boundaries and work together to reach even the most remote communities.

This partnership has helped us to become who we are today. Our global network of ShelterBox affiliates, which provides all round assistance, evolved from Rotary relationships.

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On the ground

At any given time ShelterBox Response Teams are on the ground, supporting families to recover after disaster and conflict all over the world. Rotary is with us every step of the way.

From raising funds to practical support on the ground during our response to a disaster, Rotary is helping us to reach families in desperate need. See where Rotary support is making a difference right now.

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The partnership between Rotary and ShelterBox has provided a place of refuge to people facing some of the most difficult and uncertain moments in their lives.

John Hewko, 2011 - present Rotary International General Secretary

Partnership in action

Together, ShelterBox and Rotary are providing hope, security and the means to recover after disasters strike.

See, and hear, what this looks like on the ground. This video shows some of our most recent responses where this partnership has made a world of difference.

In Sri Lanka, Rotarians supported us with translation, transportation, local knowledge and connections with local authorities to provide shelter for communities after landslides caused mass devastation. In Peru, Rotary not only helped us identify families in need of support following heavy rainfall and flooding, but aided us in distributing ShelterKits to repair and rebuild homes.

An exciting new development in our partnership is the creation of a new operations base in the Philippines. This in-country office was created by working closely with Rotary groups, and will allow us to get vital emergency shelter to vulnerable families even quicker. 

ShelterBox has responded to disasters in the Philippines 25 times and we have worked together with Rotary in every response. Collaborating with Rotary to create ShelterBox Operations Philippines was a natural next step.

Find out more with this film which was premiered at the Rotary International Convention in Toronto, just before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took the stage.

Upcoming events

Rotary International Convention 2019

1st – 5th June, Hamburg

Make plans to join us at this year’s convention. Delegates will get to learn more about the impact of the partnership we share, hear the latest from the field and explore some of the aid we use. Come see us in the House of Friendship or sign up to our pre-con break out session.


Presentation: Empowering for the future  

Saturday, June 1st  14:35-15:25  

Learn to lead through empowerment - lessons from the field with ShelterBox. Learn how to foster intrinsic motivation in your teams, give them the purpose, mastery and autonomy. Find out more about Rotaract Preconvention.


In 2018 with the support of Rotary Clubs from around the world, we provided shelter to over 30,000 families, with emergency shelter aid and other essential household items.

We were able to respond to world events 18 times, reaching families caught up in disaster or conflict in 17 different countries. Find out more.

Each year, Rotary helps us to go further, support more people and access areas that would otherwise be impossible to reach.

Latest Newsletter

The latest newsletter brings you an update from Malawi, shares news of our partnership in action in the Philippines and gives you an operational update of all our active responses.

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