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Volunteer and Other Opportunities

Rotary Club of Carlton BBQ

The Rotary Club of Carlton hold multiple BBQ events throughout the year and look for volunteers to help on the day.

The shifts are two hours and if you are free, this is a good way to spend your Saturday morning or afternoon, to help raise money for worthy Rotary projects.

Please email Parisa Shiran to volunteer or to receive more information about coming BBQ events.

Rotary Book Fair

After the great success of last year’s inaugural book fair, where the proceeds were directed through Australian Rotary Health to aid the funding of mental health research, the Rotary Club of Carlton is again holding a Rotary Book Fair.

This, again, is a great opportunity to help and support Rotary Community Projects and Australian Mental Health Research.

Please donate your books, vinyl records, CDs, and DVDs that you no longer read, look at, or listen to, at Graduate House Reception, Monday to Friday, 7:00am to 7:00pm, and visit the book fair to pick up a bargain or more!

Thank you for supporting the Rotary Club of Carlton — their aim is to make a difference for the benefit of humanity and our community.

Rotary Peace Fellowship

Are you looking to make a significant impact on the world by promoting tolerance and cooperation? Rotary selects some of the world’s most dedicated and brightest professionals to receive fully funded fellowships to study at their Rotary Peace Centers. In just over a decade, the Rotary Peace Centers have trained more than 900 fellows for careers in peace building. Many of them go on to serve as leaders in national governments, NGOs, the military, law enforcement, and international organizations like the United Nations and World Bank.

What are Rotary Peace Fellowships?

Each year, Rotary selects up to 100 individuals from around the world to receive fully funded academic fellowships at one of their peace centers. These fellowships cover tuition and fees, room and board, round-trip transportation, and all internship and field-study expenses. Two types of peace fellowships are available.

They offer master’s degree fellowships at premier universities in fields related to peace and conflict prevention and resolution. Programs last 15 to 24 months and require a practical internship of two to three months during the academic break. Each year, they award up to 50 master’s degree fellowships at these institutions:

Duke University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
International Christian University, Japan
University of Bradford, England
University of Queensland, Australia
Uppsala University, Sweden

For experienced professionals working in peace-related fields who want to enhance their professional skills, they offer a three-month program in peace and conflict prevention and resolution at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand. This program incorporates two to three weeks of field study. They award up to 50 certificates each year.

Register online at the Rotary website. You can also learn more about the scholarship and Rotary through their Facebook, Linkedin and their Peace in action newsletter. 

Rotary Youth Leadership Award

What is Rotary?

Rotary is a global network of >35,000 clubs that work (like our Association) towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

What is the Rotary Youth Leadership Award?

This award is prestigious, and recognised internationally. As the name suggests it is an award to an aspiring leader aged between 18 and 25 years.

What is awarded?

The successful applicant is sponsored to attend an all-expenses paid (by a Rotary Club) Leadership seminar, retreat or camp. Typically, events last 3-10 days and include presentations, activities, and workshops covering a variety of topics.

The leadership program focuses on the development of personal leadership skills and on engagement with other youth who live, work, study and/or volunteer in Rotary’s 9800 District which is in Australia’s state of Victoria and extends from Echuca in the north of the state (as well as into the state of NSW) to part of metropolitan Melbourne. This 9800 District has 70 clubs and about 2,700 members.

What is the process?

To gain sponsorship from a Rotary Club (the most likely being the Rotary Club of Carlton which meets here each Tuesday).