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Rotary International Programs

Rotary International Programs offer a broad range of humanitarian, intercultural, and educational programs and activities designed to advance the organization’s ultimate goal of world understanding and peace.

These Programs help clubs and districts achieve their service goals in their own communities and in communities abroad, fostering fellowship and goodwill in the process.

These programs are:

Interact is a service club for young people ages 14-18. Sponsored by local Rotary clubs, Interact clubs give young people an opportunity to participate in fun, meaningful service projects while developing leadership skills and meeting new friends.

Rotaract – is a service club for young people ages 18 to 30. Sponsored by local Rotary clubs, Rotaract clubs conduct community and international service projects, and participate in professional and leadership development activities.

Rotarian Action Groups – conduct international service projects that further the Object of Rotary. Individual Rotarians may join these groups to support a particular type of service activity.

Rotary Community Corps – (RCC) is a group of non-Rotarian men and women who share Rotarians’ commitment to service. Under the guidance of a sponsoring Rotary club, RCC members put their own skills to work to improve the quality of life in their communities.

Rotary Fellowships – are groups of Rotarians organized by recreational or vocational interests. Rotary Fellowships unite Rotarians in friendship and service, the exchange of ideas, and the pursuit of international understanding.

Rotary Friendship Exchange – provides Rotarians the opportunity to experience other cultures by staying in the homes of Rotarians in other countries. The program advances international understanding and peace through personal contact across borders while developing interclub relationships.

Rotary Volunteers – The Rotary Volunteers program increases Rotarian participation in volunteer activities by providing service opportunities in a volunteer’s local community and communities abroad. At the international level, two directories are available to match registered Rotary Volunteers with service projects.

Rotary Youth Leadership Awards – In the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards (RYLA) program, young people ages 14-30, chosen for their leadership potential, attend a seminar, camp, or workshop to discuss and practice leadership skills. Rotary clubs and districts select participants and organize the event.

World Community Service – Through the World Community Service program, Rotarians conduct community service projects to meet human needs and improve lives. Clubs in need of help to complete a project partner with a club abroad willing to provide funds, materials, and technical and professional assistance.

Youth Exchange – The Youth Exchange is an international exchange program that provides thousands of young people with the opportunity to meet people from other lands and to experience their cultures, beginning a lifetime of international understanding.