Providing access to affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity

By Rotary Service and Engagement and Habitat for Humanity Staff More than 30 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly took an important step in promoting the idea of everyone’s basic human right to adequate shelter by declaring that the first Monday in October would be World Habitat Day. The special designation also serves as … More Providing access to affordable housing with Habitat for Humanity

Families in disaster zones face crisis within a crisis

By Alex Youlten, ShelterBox staff To curb the spread of COVID-19, governments around the world have imposed restrictions to keep people washing their hands, limiting social contact, and remaining in their homes. But what if you don’t have a home, access to clean water, or a local support network to begin with? That’s the situation … More Families in disaster zones face crisis within a crisis

Collaborate with Rotary’s partners on service project

This is the third in a series of blog posts highlighting member engagement opportunities in celebration of Rotary Membership and Club Development Month throughout August. By Rotary Service and Engagement Working with partners can strengthen club and district service projects by ensuring sustainability, providing access to subject-matter experts, and strengthening local networks. Partnering with local, … More Collaborate with Rotary’s partners on service project

ShelterBox and Rotary work together in Malawi

By Jim Robinson, Humanitarian Diplomacy and Rotary Liaison at ShelterBox At ShelterBox we are incredibly proud of our partnership with Rotary. As project partners in disaster relief since 2012, we have worked together since our inception in 2000.  Around 90% of our responses feature engagement with and support from Rotary members on the ground, right … More ShelterBox and Rotary work together in Malawi

How Peace Corps can help expand the impact of Rotary clubs

By Azka Asif, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Cal Mann is semi-retired industrial designer leading a consulting firm. He has been a Rotarian since 2004, and member of California Rotary Clubs of La Jolla, Del Mar and Oakland. He has also served as director of his club’s Youth Service Committee overseeing Interact clubs, and served … More How Peace Corps can help expand the impact of Rotary clubs

Rotary clubs partner with Peace Corps Volunteers to provide water and sanitation

By Julie Stavarski, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic and partner on a TRF Global Grant My journey working with Rotary clubs began while I was serving as a health volunteer with Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic. Peace Corps Dominican Republic (PCDR) previously placed volunteers to work in the water sector up until … More Rotary clubs partner with Peace Corps Volunteers to provide water and sanitation

Rotary and ShelterBox inspire young volunteers to take action

By James Bolton, Rotary in Great Britain and Ireland in collaboration with ShelterBox Organizations such as Rotary and our project partners ShelterBox may have an adult profile, but the momentum is growing among a younger generation to create the next big humanitarian wave. ShelterBox had its origins in the Rotary movement 18 years ago, and now … More Rotary and ShelterBox inspire young volunteers to take action