Vocational Service calls every Rotarian to:
• aspire to high ethical standards in their occupation;
• recognize the worthiness of all useful occupations, and;
• contribute their vocational talents to the problems and
needs of society.
When professionals join a Rotary club, they do so as a representative of their classification –their particular business or profession. Rotarians have the dual responsibility of representing their vocation within the club and exemplifying the ideals of Rotary within the workplace.
One of the central goals of Vocational Service is to promote and advance Rotary’s high ethical standards. Two useful tools Rotarians have to assess these standards are The Four-Way Test and The Declaration of Rotarians in Business and Professions.
VOCATIONAL SERVICE and RI PROGRAMS
Several of RI’s programs offer opportunities to exercise Vocational Service, including:
• Rotary Volunteers: put your vocational talents to work on a service project
• Rotary Fellowships: start or join a vocational fellowship group
• RYLA: teach young people leadership skills
• Rotary Friendship Exchange: conduct vocational exchanges with Rotarians in around the world