Vocational Service
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Lorraine Greenwood
Rotary Club of Numurkah
0434 867 663
Vocational Service is the area of Service that sets Rotary apart from most other service organisations. From the very beginning, Paul Harris made the vocation of Rotarians fundamental to their role in the organisation, asking that they bring their vocation into Rotary and that they take Rotary into their workplace.
Having a vocation, in its broadest sense, is about having a sense of dignity and usefulness, being able to provide for oneself and family members and of having a respected place in the world.
In District 9790, we encourage Rotarians to see Vocational Service as having two main focuses.
The first focus is to emphasize how each member can use his/her vocational skills for the benefit of Rotary and the wider community. Members can contribute their skills to Vocational Service activities directly, or work cooperatively with the other four areas of service to enhance the outcomes for everyone.
The second focus is that an important goal for Rotary is to assist others to gain a vocation. Any projects that we do to help community members gain employment, such mentoring programs, career advice and life skills programs can be considered to be Vocational Service programs, as well as Youth or Community programs. Working with refugees, language programs, school breakfast clubs and community libraries are all ways we can improve education and assist people to work towards achieving a vocation that gives them dignity and self-respect. 
Programs that operate at a District level, or in the wider community, promote our Rotary values under the umbrella of Vocational Service.