Enhancing lives through vocational service

By Sanjiv Mirchandani, member of the Rotary Club of Panaji, India Vocational Service is an extremely important Avenue of Service through which every Rotarian can truly Make A Difference. I joined Rotary because I wanted to be able to reach people in underprivileged communities. India has a very large population and literacy levels are still … More Enhancing lives through vocational service

5 ways to inspire through vocational service

By Rotary Service and Engagement Staff Vocational Service calls on us to empower others by using our unique skills and expertise to address community needs and help others discover new professional opportunities and interests. January is Rotary’s Vocational Service Month, a great time to leverage vocational service in your club projects and activities. Here are … More 5 ways to inspire through vocational service

Empower others with your expertise

By Azka Asif, Rotary Service and Engagement Staff As part of Rotary’s guiding principles and the Avenues of Service, Vocational Service calls on Rotary members to empower others by using their unique skills and expertise to address community needs and help others discover new vocational opportunities and interests. January is Rotary’s Vocational Service Month, a … More Empower others with your expertise

Rotarian Action Groups: How can they help make your project more impactful?

By RAG4Clubfoot, a Rotarian Action Group Every three minutes a child is born with clubfoot. That’s nearly 200,000 children each year. Thousands of these children around the world are forced to live with this deformity that limits their mobility, ability to walk to school, play with their friends, and eventually work. RAG4Clubfoot has a simple … More Rotarian Action Groups: How can they help make your project more impactful?

Leveraging our vocational skills to help disadvantaged youth succeed

By Quentin Wodon, Author of the Rotarian Economist Blog, President of the Rotary Club of Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., and Lead Economist at the World Bank In the Washington Metropolitan Area, the Capital City of the United States, more than 17,000 young adults ages 18 to 24 are considered disconnected from work and school. … More Leveraging our vocational skills to help disadvantaged youth succeed

Building life-long friendships through Rotary Fellowships

By Past RI Vice President Serge Gouteyron, member of the Rotary Club of Valenciennes-Denain aerodrome (France) and Chair of the 2015-16 RI Rotary Fellowships Committee The second Object of Rotary encourages Rotarians to hold high ethical standards in business and profession; to recognize the worthiness of all useful occupations; and to dignify each Rotarian’s occupation … More Building life-long friendships through Rotary Fellowships

Bringing vocational service to life through club projects

By Beth Keck, member of the Rotary Club of Bentonville, AR, USA, and member of RI’s Vocational Service Committee My club does not have a vocational service committee.  However, last year when I surveyed my colleagues, it became apparent that the concept of vocational service is deeply integrated into the fabric of our club.  My … More Bringing vocational service to life through club projects

Inspiring others through vocational service

By Azka Asif, RI Programs Staff Rotarians serve, empower and inspire others through vocational service by using their unique skills and expertise to address community needs and help others discover new vocational opportunities and interests. As professionals, Rotarians represent their particular field or area of expertise and hold a dual responsibility: represent their vocation within … More Inspiring others through vocational service