RI‘s programs and service opportunities are designed to help Rotarians meet needs in their own communities and reach out to assist people in need worldwide.
Rotary clubs organize and sponsor this service organisation for youth ages 12-18; more than 15,800 clubs in 147 countries and geographical areas.
Rotary clubs organize and sponsor this leadership, professional development, and service organisation for young adults ages 18 – 30; more than 5,800 clubs in 158 countries and geographical areas.
Rotary clubs organize and sponsor these groups of non-Rotarians who work to improve their communities; more than 7,500 RCCs in 82 countries and geographical areas.
Rotary Fellowships and Rotarian Action Groups
Rotary Fellowships (groups geared to vocational and recreational interests) and Rotarian Action Groups (groups focused on humanitarian service activities ) compose Global Networking Groups, which are open to all Rotarians, spouses of Rotarians, and Rotaractors; more than 70 groups.
Rotarian teams or individuals, who may be accompanied by their families, make reciprocal visits to other countries, staying in each other’s homes and learning about different cultures firsthand.
Rotarians and other skilled professionals are provided opportunities to offer their services and experience to local and international humanitarian projects.
Clubs and districts send and host students ages 15-19 who travel abroad for cultural exchanges of one week to a full year; about 8,000 a year.
Clubs and districts sponsor seminars to encourage and recognize leadership abilities of youth and young adults ages 14-30.
Rotary clubs and districts from two different countries form partnerships to implement community service projects. Project LINK (formerly known as the WCS Projects Exchange) is a searchable database of club and district community service projects in need of volunteers, funding, and donated goods, featuring descriptions of projects seeking an international partner and examples of successful completed projects.