If you’re ready to make a positive difference to the lives of women and girls in your local area and beyond, we encourage you to get involved.
Become a Soroptimist
Here are five inspiring reasons to join Soroptimist International.
1. Make a personal difference
Participate in projects that empower and enable women and girls to realise their full potential and fulfil their aspirations. You can help create a direct and immediate benefit, giving back to your local and regional communities.
2. Connect globally
With over 70,000 members worldwide, Soroptimist International gives you the opportunity to collaborate with other members across the globe. We may be distant in geography, but we are all closely connected by our desire to help women and girls.
3. Advocate for change
With Soroptimist members present at all United Nations centres around the world, our organisation is well placed to help shape policy on key issues affecting women. You too can contribute to this discussion and ensure women are heard.
4. Be a global voice for women
Soroptimists have been championing gender equality and human rights since 1921. By actively getting involved, you too can help us achieve our vision.
5. Be your best
Soroptimist members are a diverse group of women, yet we all share the same single purpose - advancing gender equality. When you become a Soroptimist, you will find your people, regardless of age, location or background. Soroptimists build meaningful relationships and strong friendships, while developing new skills and having some fun along the way.
How do I join?
Membership is important to our organisation because our members deliver grassroots projects and undertake important advocacy. As we work towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, we are focused on issues such as gender equality, education and literacy for all, safety and health.
We offer two types of membership
To find out more about how to become a Soroptimist Club Member, click HERE. To join a Club in your area, please complete this membership inquiry form HERE and someone from our membership tea will be in touch with you soon. You can find the Club nearest to you HERE.
The online community is meeting space for Soroptimists to meet virtually, this community will use online tools, interested women will meet in small groups, breakout rooms, exchange ideas, share calendars, pictures, videos tools which they will need to be able to set up advocacy and project work and continue our Soroptimist work. The virtual community is a dynamic new approach to meet the changing needs of women who may be located remotely or not able to attend a face to face meeting. Contact the Membership Online Community Team HERE for details of when this community will next be meeting.
If there is no Club in your area and you wish to support us to carry out our mission to Educate, Empower and Enable women and girls, you can choose to be an Associate Soroptimist To find out more about becoming an Associate click HERE.
Follow us online
Make a donation
We are always grateful to receive donations from members and supporters, whatever the amount. You can choose to support a specific project, or you can make a general donation, which will help with the running of our organisation. Please specify your preference on the donation form.
Please note that donations are not currently tax deductible in Australia. But we are working on that, so please stay in touch.
Attend an event
Our Clubs host regular events throughout the year and guests are always welcome. Follow this link to see current and upcoming events HERE.