Avenues of Service

For years, Rotary’s commitment to Service Above Self has been channeled through the Avenues of Service, which form the foundation of club activity. The five Avenues of Service are:

  1. Club Service
  2. Vocational Service
  3. Community Service
  4. International Service
  5. New Generation Service

Club Service

Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the club.

  • Arrange speakers for all meetings
  • Remind/Invite members for weekly meetings
  • Arrange for family fellowships
  • Arrange out-station tours with family
  • Keep records of attendance/absence
  • Encourage and motivate members to attend weekly meetings, project meetings etc…
  • Arrange joint meetings with other clubs

Vocational Service

Vocational Service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards. Observed each October, Vocational Service Month, spotlights Rotary club projects related to this avenue, offering opportunity for clubs and districts to use their professional skills in service projects.

  • Recognise persons in community for their excellence in vocation
  • Conduct vocational enhancement seminars for members of community
  • Assist needy persons in community to enhance their vocational skills, like carpentry, plumbing etc…
  • Use members’ vocational skills to benefit society

Community Service

Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community.This avenue of service has been classified further into activities related to health and social development”.

(a) Health

  • Conduct programs to improve health of community
  • Health camps
  • Blood donation camps
  • Donate medicines/facilities to hospitals/artificial limbs/ambulance/etc…
  • Assist in treatment of community members
  • Facilitate donation of organs

(b) Development

  • Conduct programs to improve amenities for community
  • Adopt schools/hospitals
  • Build toilets
  • Provide water to community
  • Create awareness in hygiene, energy conversation, water conservation
  • Start RCC (Rotary Community Corps)

International Service

  • International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.
  • Rotarians can support International Service by sponsoring a project in another country, seeking international project partners to support projects in their own communities, or by personally volunteering at an international project site.
  • Foster relationship with international clubs
  • Make sister club arrangements
  • Avail matching grants
  • Participate in international programs like Rotary Convention
  • Participate in visits to other countries to foster peace and health improvement
  • Participate in GSE (Group Study Exchange) programs

New Generations Service (earlier, Youth Service)

  • New Generations Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities as RYLA , Rotaract and Interact, service projects, and creating international understanding with Rotary Youth Exchange.
  • RYLA—-Rotary Youth Leadership Award
  • Increase membership with GenNext members
  • Guide GenNext members in career selection
  • Impart values of Rotary in members of GenNext
  • Start Rotaract and Interact clubs in community Encourage GenNext members to participate in Rotary programs
  • Participate in Semester-at Sea programs
  • Conduct sports/cultural programs for GenNext members