Vocational Service is one of the Avenues of Service available to Rotarians.
Vocational Service is concerned with the knowledge, skills and talents of Rotarians who use them to develop ethical projects. They are critical to Rotarians as individuals and to the success of Rotary as a whole.
In the Rotary Year 2020-21 the Vocational Service programme for Croydon Rotary Club is dependent to some extent on the coronavirus pandemic. It is hoped to build upon progress already achieved by the club with reference to this important Avenue of Service.
The following activities are proposed:
Life/Job Talks by any new member so existing members get to know them.
At least one Vocational Visit to a local place of interest.
To invite at least one Vocational Speaker to address the Club. (January is designated Vocational Service Month and in 2021 a talk on people smuggling/trafficking has been arranged.)
To carry out Mock Interviews with sixth-form students from Thomas More School using material developed by Wrexham Erdigg Rotary Club. (Photo above is of the 2019 Mock Interviews)
Members to use their knowledge/skills/talents to support local organisations including:
· Whitehorse Manor Youth Centre;
· Purley & Coulsdon Clubs for the Elderly (PACE);
· Croydon Hearing Resources Centre;
· Croydon Vision;
· Croydon Over 60’s Club;
· Croydon Playing Fields Association;
· The Arts Society of Croydon Area (TASCA);
· Croydon Philatelic Society;
· Croydon Rotary Clubs Golf Circle (CRCGC).
Some activities may need to be curtailed as a result of government restrictions in response to the coronavirus crisis.
For further information contact Graham Harker, Vocational Chair.