Reimagining service opportunities during a pandemic

By Rotary International Staff

Although our ability to travel internationally, gather for fellowship and friendship, and build partnerships for service has been disrupted, our ingenuity and creativity has opened opportunities in unprecedented ways. And while we can’t replace in-person experiences, virtual opportunities are redefining how we build partnerships and continue supporting communities through remote service opportunities.

Finding meaningful service opportunities and impactful projects to support is already a daunting task, which feels immensely more challenging while need grows during the global pandemic. Getting involved in international service can often be a challenge, especially during a pandemic when international travel is limited.

Virtual project fairs allow for immersion, travel, and fellowship from the safety and comfort of your home. They are a great way to immerse yourself in a new culture and make new friends while meeting project sponsors and finding international projects for your club to support. If you’re looking to learn about the priorities of a particular region, interact with fellow Rotarians and Rotaractors from a different culture, and explore partnerships with international clubs to jointly strengthen communities, attend a virtual event over the next few months:

Clubs will be sharing about their locally communities and presenting small, medium, and large-scale projects from all areas of focus. Don’t miss these unique opportunities to connect and begin building partnerships with prospective partners. Visit each event’s website for event details and to register.

In case you missed them, explore these recent virtual events:

Find the most current information about upcoming project fairs by visiting

Take a look inside a project fair from with this clip from the 2018 Uniendo America event.

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