Avenues of service committees work within their Districts and with clubs to support innovative and sustainable service projects, serve as subject matter experts, and share resources and best practices for their respective avenue of service.
Traditional Service Committees for a District include:
This committee works with clubs to develop local service projects that address your community's needs. Encouraging clubs to follow the life-cycle of a project and use Rotary's online tools for planning, implementing and evaluating projects is highly recommended, along with, encouraging clubs to visit Rotary Ideas to find project partners and browse Rotary Showcase for ideas.
International service committees work with clubs and districts to identify resources to develop international projects and design global grants of higher quality and greater scale by leveraging local Rotarian and Rotary alumni expertise, establishing connections between clubs in your district and a host or international partner, and creating a network of local experts to help with planning projects and grants. In addition, the committee:
  • Creates a database of local experts experienced in project planning, the areas of focus, and Rotary grants; connect members to experts for assistance with projects and grants.
  • Collaborates with district Rotary Foundation Chairs, Community Service Chairs, Vocational Service Chairs, Rotaract Representatives, Rotarian Action Groups, The Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisers, and other experts, including peace fellows and alumni, interested in assisting with projects and global grant applications. Find answers to frequently asked questions about project enhancement and how it can help connect clubs in your district with resources to improve projects and global grants.
  • Publicizes club international service initiatives.
Rotarians with technical expertise in the areas of focus and experience with global grants, project planning and implementation, community assessment, measurement and evaluation, securing finances, finding an international partner, and other important project and grant-planning elements, should let their district international service chair know. If a district chair hasn’t been appointed, the district governor or district Rotary Foundation chair should be contacted.

Vocational service committees encourage members to use their professional skills to support service projects, and help identify and form vocational training teams.
This committee develops and supports initiatives that help students and young professionals become strong leaders. Specifically, it:
  • Encourages clubs to expand opportunities for young people by forming relationships with other organizations.
  • Coordinates with the Interact, Rotaract, RYLA, and Youth Exchange committees.
  • Promotes Youth Service Month in May.
For a listing of committee chairs, please view District Organization List.