Rotary's commitment to Service Above Self is channeled through five Avenues of Service, which form the foundation of club activity. All Rotary clubs structure their activities so that they relate to each avenue.
Club Service focuses on strengthening fellowship and ensuring the smooth functioning of Rotary clubs.
Vocational Service involves club members serving others through their professions and aspiring to high ethical standards. Rotarians, as business leaders, share skills and expertise through their vocations and they inspire others in the process.
Community Service is the opportunity Rotary clubs have to implement club projects and activities that improve the quality of life in the local community.
International Service encompasses efforts to expand Rotary's humanitarian reach around the world and to promote world understanding, goodwill and peace. It includes everything from contributing to PolioPlus (the final push to eradicate the polio virus) to helping Rotary Youth Exchange students adjust to their host countries.
Youth Service recognizes the positive change implemented by youth and young adults through leadership development activities such as RYLA, Rotaract and Interact club service projects, and creating international understanding with Rotary Youth Exchange.