Community Service

A little taste of what Community Service do

Maxwell Community Garden Project

‘We’re for communities’

Service defines Rotary's character; whether local or international, it promotes Rotary's appeal and visibility in the community, and is the reason Rotary continues to grow.

Rotary is at the heart of every community. In just about every town and city, there is a Rotary club, and its members are passionate about the community in which they live and work.

Members of Rotary are community champions. They stand up for what is right and positive within their local community and in communities overseas; they support those who need help; they strive to improve lives; they fight injustice and challenge wrongs within society. They bring about positive change in their neighbourhoods by fostering and building strong communities.

Every event, initiative or project we run is rooted in the notion of 'Community'. Because we believe that society works better when we work together.

Our Mission

Rotary's mission is simply to serve others; to give something back; to advance world understanding, goodwill and peace by utilising the skills, talents and energy of our members collectively.

  • We want to bring about positive change in our neighbourhoods by fostering and building strong communities.
  • We want to provide opportunities that will improve lives.
  • We want to help eradicate poverty, hunger and preventable disease across the world.

Our motto, Service Above Self, exemplifies the humanitarian spirit of Rotary members worldwide to serve the community and put its needs before the member's own. Around the world, our main focuses are:

  • Economic and community development
  • Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy.

In the Rotary Club of Dundee, we focus on helping local charities and environmental projects. We can provide financial support, hands-on practical assistance and sometimes, simply advice or putting the right people in touch with each other.

Some of the local community projects supported are:

  • Brae Riding
  • Dens Park outings
  • Food on Friday
  • Deaf Action Tayside
  • Tayforth Veterans
  • PAMIS (Promoting a More Inclusive Society)
  • Hawkhill Harriers
  • RNLI - Broughty Ferry lifeboat
  • Hot Chocolate Trust
  • The Inclusion Group
  • Clic Sargent
  • Tree planting
  • Heritage Walking Guides
  • Whitehall Theatre Trust
  • Dundee Women's Aid
  • Baldragon School
  • Kids Out
  • Meningitis Research
  • DDCA
  • Mid-Lin day Care

If you feel that your organisation might benefit from the values and support of Rotary then please complete the application form here

Photograph: Donation of electric trikes to Dundee’s Green Health Partnership

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Rotary in the Community

more Chair of Fundraising, Sarah Craig, was invited by CEO of Alzheimer Scotland Henry Simmons to a special lunch today at the charity’s Dundee base.

£500 Donation to Menzieshill Mosaic Club

more Details of recent donation to keep community group running.

Lifegate Church ‘back on the road’ thanks to £1000 donation

more The Lifegate Church in Dundee is now “back on the road” with Dundee Rotary Club’s support.

Community Small Grants Fund

more Do you have an idea that would make things better for the people in your community? Are you prepared to do something about it? Need some help to make it happen?

Honorary life memberships presented

more Three members receive awards for their long service

Honorary memberships awarded

more Scott Henderson, Jake Anderson and Robert Nimmo granted honorary memberships for long service

Rotarian Judith McMurray delivers the packs to patients at Ninewells Hospital.

Comfort packs for patients at Ninewells Hospital

more Boost for patients unable to receive supplies from visitors during Covid pandemic

Addressing need in our communities

more Donation of £800 of Feel Good Packs for young people in Menzieshill area

Donate a Meal

more Thursday lunch payments to local charitable causes

Panto at Kingspark School

more thanks to Rotary Kids Out festive programme

Rotarians on the road for FareShare

more Dundee Rotarians are volunteering as “white van men” to distribute surplus in-date supermarket food to charities.

Donation to Dundee schools

more Alastair Scott presents cheques to schools on behalf of the Rotary Club of Dundee

Defibrillator Collaboration Initiative at, Botanic Gardens, Dundee

more Dundee Rotary Club assists with the purchase of a Defibrillator at Botanic Gardens

President Gavin Strachan, Carly Edwards, Margaret Mitchell and Trevor Kay

Endeavor Award presentation

more Presentation to Abertay student Carly Edwards

Romany makes hay!

more The Rotary Club has supported 'The Brae' over many years

Endevour Awards 2018

more Welcome to The Rotary Club of Dundee’s annual Endeavour Awards

Cheque presentation at Dundee Ice Arena

more Rotarians donate cheque to Megan for the Bald is Beautiful campaign following Christmas Ice Panto

Rotary Endeavour Award

more Molly Urquhart receives recognition for volunteer work

Dai John with Michael Parks

Cheque presentation to Michael Parks of Erskine Care Homes

more Rotarian Dai John presents a cheque to Michael Parks of Erskine Care Homes

Kings Park school children enjoy a fairground ride at Rotary Kids Out

Rotary Kids Out

more Dundee Rotarians enjoyed a great day out with kids from Kings Park School

2017 Endeavour Awards

2017 Endeavour Awards

more Recognising and celebrating the achievements of volunteers

Community Service Committee - February 2017.

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Minute of meeting of community service committee on Thursday, January 19, 2017.

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Community Service Committee minute, Thursday, December 15, 2016.

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Community Service |Committee, Thursday, November 10, 2016.

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Brae riding trainers with Rotarian volunteers

Brae Riding Christmas Training Day

more Four Rotarians attended a special training session at Brae Riding for the Disabled

Cyclists from the Rotary Club of Dundee supporting the Rotary Ride 2015 for Prostate Scotland

2015 Cycle for Prostate Scotland

more Rotarians from Dundee, Monifieth and North Fife take part in the Rotary Ride for Prostate Scotland

Cateran Yomp ... First Lady and Fastest Mixed Team

Cateran Yomp

more Cateran Yomp ... First Lady and Fastest Mixed Team

Left to right Robert Dunn, club president; Ricky McKell, Eagles Wings; Frances Parry, Cornerstone; Katrina Saunders, Cairn Fowk; Judy McGreal, Brae Riding; Tina Brown (for Linda Falconer), Dundee Food Bank, and John Irvine, club community service convener

2015 Endeavour Awards

more The Rotary Club of Dundee presented endeavour awards to deserving volunteers from five local charities on Thursday 4th June.

Food on Friday cheque presentation

Donation to Food on Friday

more Dundee Rotary Club donate �1000 to Food on Friday

Car Wash - all it ever does is rain!

more PP Alastair out cleaning the car!

Children and volunteers gather for a photograph

Food on Friday - Easter Cook School

more Outside yoga session to finish the day at the Easter Cook School

Charlie Kean, Sheena Leadbitter, Rotary president Robert Dunn and Bill Macfarlane Smith.

Spreading Christmas Cheer!

more The Rotary Club of Dundee brought Christmas cheer to a range of charities.

Young carers party

Young carers Party

more Young carers celebrated at a party sponsored by Dundee Rotary Club