January is Vocational Service Month
Vocational Service is one of Rotary’s Avenues of Service. Through Vocational Service we: Serve others by using our unique skills to address community needs; empower others through training and skill development; and, inspire others to act with integrity by following Rotary’s guiding principles.
Vocational Service includes: Connecting our professions and professional networks with our Rotary club activities; using our expertise to address community problems; help others discover new vocational opportunities and interests; and, promoting Rotary’s commitment to integrity in our professional as well as personal lives.
Professionals join a Rotary club as representatives of their particular business or profession. Rotarians have a dual responsibility: represent their vocation within their club and to exemplify the ideals of Rotary in their place of business.
Vocational service can be incorporated in club activities by:
Hosting a club meeting at your work place and sharing about your profession; taking time to learn about fellow members’ occupations.
Using your skills and expertise to serve a community.
Practicing your profession with integrity, and inspiring others to behave ethically through your words and actions.
Working with local businesses to create mentorship, internship, or practicum opportunities to help young people achieve their career goals.
Guiding and encouraging others in their professional development.