Rotarians group their service activities into four primary "avenues" of service.
CLUB SERVICE - Service to the Rotary Club itself by helping to make then Club function well in sch areas as fellowship activities, attendance, membership development, programs and public relations.
COMMUNITY SERVICE - Service to the community in which the Rotary Club is located.
INTERNATIONAL SERVICE - Service to the commuity in which the Rotary Club is located.
VOCATIONAL SERVICE - Service to elevate standards and promote ethical behavior in one's own profession or vocation.
Note: Informally, there are other Rotary programs and activities that have been called 'Avenues of Service.'
AVOCATIONAL SERVICE - This has been called the 'Fifth Avenue of Service.' It is service to and with other Rotarians who share mutual avocational interests. For years individual Rotarians from clubs throughout the world have come together to form groups, called Rotary Fellowships, which are based on a single avocational activity or subject. (Examples: Aviation Fellowship, Canoeing Fellowship, etc). Memebers of these groups communicate and meet periodically to share their mutual interests and activities.
YOUTH SERVICE - Service to youth has also been referred to as an avenue of service for Rotarians. This avenue includes such activities as Rotary's successful International Youth Exchange program, Camp Enterprise, Camp RYLA as well as youth mentoring by Rotarians. It is noteworthy that all of Rotary's avenues of service invovle service to youth at one time or another. Thus, highlighting Youth Service serves more to emphasize Rotary's broad involvement in service to youth than to suggest that youth are relegated to a single avenue of service which is unrelated to all of the others.