Rotary Community Corps
A Rotary Community Corps is a group of people who share our commitment to changing the world through service projects.
Rotary Community Corps members plan and carry out projects in their communities and support local Rotary club projects but are not members of a Rotary club.
There are more than 8,500 corps in over 90 countries. Rotary Community Corps are active everywhere Rotary is present: in urban and rural areas, and in both developed and developing countries.
The Rotary Community Corps of Handa works with local schools to hold disaster-preparedness classes for young people. Activities include first aid, building portable toilets, and emergency food preparation.
The Rotary Community Corps of Cura Village near Nairobi established a home for children whose parents have died of AIDS. Many of the children are HIV-positive themselves.
The Rotary Community Corps of Parker, Colorado, provides a powerful growth and enrichment experience for the teens and adults with special needs who belong to it.
By joining or organizing an Rotary Community Corps, you can make a tremendous impact in your community.
How do I join an Rotary Community Corps
Rotary Community Corps can exist anywhere a local Rotary club sponsors one. You can find an Rotary Community Corps 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 Rotary Community Corps?
How do I form an Rotary Community Corps?
You can form an Rotary Community Corps anywhere community members are interested in working with Rotary. Here are some guidelines:
- Work with other local residents to identify the community’s greatest needs using this assessment form.
- Work with your local Rotary club to outline how you will work together.
- Recruit Rotary Community Corps members. Start with a core group of members. Community organizations and nongovernmental agencies are good places to recruit.
- Contact us to get help from a representative in your area.
Why Rotary Community Corps?
"Rotary Community Corps are local. They are part of the community and help mobilize the community. They ensure that local needs are met. And most significantly, a Rotary Community Corps has a vested interest in its own success. Their members have to live with the results of their work; their commitments are the basis for sustainability. Rotary grant projects that establish Rotary Community Corps help to ensure that the project’s impact lives on in the community long after Rotary’s direct support ends."
Ron Denham, founder of the Water and Sanitation Rotarian Action Group