A Rotary Community Corps is a group of non-Rotarians who share our commitment to service. RCC members plan and carry out projects in their communities and support local Rotary club projects.
There are more than 7,500 corps in over 80 countries. Some examples of their work:
- The RCC of San Miguel in Guadalajara, Mexico, gives scholarships to high school students from poor families.
- Disabled volunteer members of the RCC of Keon in Cortlandt Manor, New York, USA, plan service activities at a food pantry and dog rescue facility.
- The RCC of Cura Village in Nairobi, Kenya, provides education funding and equipment for a local orphanage.
How do I join or organize an RCC?
By joining or organizing an RCC you can make a tremendous impact in your community. RCCs can exist anywhere there is a local club sponsor. You can find an RCC in your area by contacting your local Rotary club. If there isn’t a community corps, discuss the idea of starting one with your local Rotary club president. Learn more about what you can do through a Rotary Community Corps.
How do I sponsor an RCC?
By sponsoring an RCC you are giving a larger segment of your community the opportunity to proactively address issues where they live. Community members with a vested interest in a project are more likely to make sure that the project lives on.
You can form an RCC anywhere non-Rotarians are interested in working with Rotary. Here are some guidelines:
- Assess your community needs. Find out where an RCC could have the biggest impact and what kinds of projects would be most effective.
- Promote the RCC to your club. Make sure you have buy-in from members and outline your club’s role as a sponsor
- Recruit RCC members. Start with a core group of members. Community organizations and nongovernmental agencies are a good place to recruit.
Resources & reference
- Rotary Community Corps Handbook
- Rotary Community Corps informational brochure
- Rotary Community Corps prospective members brochure
- Rotary Community Corps organization form
- Rotary Community Corps constitution and bylaws
- Rotary Community Corps presentation
- Check our discussion groups