Five Avenues of Service

The Five Avenues of Service are Rotary’s philosophical cornerstone and the foundation on which club activity is based:

  1. Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the club.
  2. Vocational Service encourages Rotarians to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards.
  3. Community Service covers the projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community.
  4. International Service encompasses actions taken to expand Rotary’s humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.
  5. Youth Service is the newest Avenue to be added to the long-standing Avenues. Rotarians all over the world are dedicated to developing programs geared to youth such as Interact, Rotaract, RYLA and more.