About Community Service


Rotarians have been deeply involved in serving their communities since the establishment of the first Rotary club in Chicago USA a century ago. Community Service is an opportunity for every Rotarian to exemplify “Service Above Self”. It is a part of the Rotary ethos for Rotarians and their clubs to improve the quality of life for those who live in the community and to serve the public interest. Community service projects give Rotarians the opportunity to be involved in their community and improves their satisfaction in their membership of Rotary. These community projects also increase the profile of Rotary and its clubs in local communities and may attract community minded people to join Rotary.

Further information about many of these community service activities is contained in the associated community service pages

Members of the Community Service committee are available to assist clubs in their planning of community service projects if required.

Many Rotary clubs have a policy of providing seed capital to establish worthwhile community projects but tend not to maintain longterm operations themselves.

The Community Service Committee has produced a comprehensive manual to assist clubs with a range of projects, activities and ideas that can be undertaken.

As a visitor to our site, you may want to ask a local Rotary Club about their community service programs. Making contact with clubs is easy using the top ribbon. You can search for clubs by location name or postcodes.

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