Vocational Service

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Overview of the Vocational Service Committee
Where your talents and the needs of the world cross; there lies your vocation.
Welcome to Vocational Service.  This often taken-for-granted "avenue of service" is a vibrant and exciting part of Rotary, offering many opportunities to learn, to contribute, and to nurture Rotarians and others as we practice "Service Above Self."  
Our "vocations" (from the Latin vocare meaning "to call") tap into our emotions, beliefs, values, skills, talents, and strengths.  Our vocations are key elements of Rotary.  At Rotary meetings, we introduce ourselves with our name and classification (vocation), which helps identify us to others by connecting "who we are" with "what we do.
The Object of Rotary is a philosophical statement of Rotary's purpose and the responsibilities of Rotarians. The concept of vocational service is rooted in the Second Object of Rotary, which calls on Rotarians to encourage and foster:
  • High ethical standards in business and professions
  • The recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations
  • The dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society
At PAUR we apply our diverse callings as we serve the community and help develop the next generation of leaders.
The Vocational Service Committee supports the New Voices 4 Youth program of the League of Women Voters. The New Voices program teaches youth vocational skills by teaching them how to tell their stories through videos.
The Vocational Service Committee leads a mentorship program to prepare young professionals to enter the workplace and mentor them once hired. PAUR teams with Peninsula College Fund and Pursuit of Excellence to provide comprehensive career preparation to the first generation college scholarship recipients. We conduct college job fairs to provide career perspectives for freshmen, sophomores, and juniors. We source and underwrite summer jobs/internships for juniors. We pair Rotarian mentors with graduating seniors to provide job search support (including resume writing, interviewing and job search techniques) and professional mentoring once the scholar is employed. We also provide the students the opportunity to experience the environment of local employers. The mentoring program manifests Rotarians’ personal investment in young professionals and supports their long-term success in the workplace.
Peninsula College Fund Scholars on Google Tour
hosted by Rotarian Brandon Hyman.