What is Community Service?

Community service is one of Rotary’s Avenues of Service and it encourages Rotarians to offer service to their communities.  Every Rotary club and every Rotarian assumes a responsibility to find ways to improve the quality of life for those in their communities and to serve the public interest.
Community Service:
  • Encourages and fosters the ideal of service to the personal, business and community life of every Rotarian.
  • Provides opportunities for every Rotarian to exemplify “Service Above Self”.
  • Provides a chance to respond to the needs of a local community.
Effective Community Service projects:
  • Are relevant to the community
  • Serve as a learning experience for Rotarians
  • Help identify a Rotary club’s role in its community
  • Respond to real issues
  • Offer more than a “quick fix”
  • Improve community members’ lives
  • Incorporate the abilities of those who are served
  • Recognize the contributions of all participants
  • Are supported by members of the Club