Vocational Service fosters and supports the application of the Ideal of Service in pursuit of all vocations. Inherent in the Vocational Service Ideal are:
- Adherence to, and promotion of, the highest ethical standards in all occupations, including loyalty to employers, employees, and associates, and fair treatment of those with whom one has business or professional relations;
- The recognition of the worthiness to society of all useful occupations; and
- The contribution of one's vocational talents to the problems and needs of society.
Irvine Rotary Vocational Projects
Boy Scouts - Learning for Life
Focusing on character building, service to country, service to others, and service to self.
The program seeks to provide young men and women who are 14 - 20 years of age (and who have completed the eighth grade) with positive experiences to help them mature and become responsible and caring adults. The program focuses on character building, service to country, service to others, and service to self. The Rotary Club of Irvine provides funding for this program.
Creekside Vocational Leadership Program
Rotarians share it’s like to be a small business owner and discuss their own career paths. Also, they offer positive reinforcement to the Creekside students. Creekside students have also visited Fairhaven Memorial to learn about opportunities in mortuary science.
Project Leader: Sheila Steinberg
Irvine Valley College Scholarships
Providing educational funding.
The Rotary Club of Irvine provides funding for Irvine Valley College’s scholarship program. The college selects a student for this award.
Project Leader: Richard Milo
Veterans Day with Boy Scouts Troop 36
Irvine Rotarians speak to Troop 36 about what benefits and skills the military provided them with.
Project Leader: Linda Fontanilla & Nathan Kieu
Working Wardrobes empowers men, women, young adults and veterans overcoming difficult challenges to confidently enter the workforce and achieve self-sufficiency. They provide career training, job placement assistance and wardrobe services in an environment of dignity and respect. Each year they serve over 5,000 clients from a wide spectrum of backgrounds, including Welfare-to-Work, alcohol & substance abuse, domestic violence, transitional homelessness, emancipated youth and adults transitioning from military to civilian life.
In addition to having an ongoing clothing drive to provide business attire for Working Wardrobes' clients, the Irvine Rotary Club provides an annual grant to help fund their programs, and also volunteers at career success and fundraising events.
Project Leader: Gillian Bradshaw