Vocational Support

Vocational Service Award

The purpose of the Rotary Club of Vancouver’s annual “Vocational Service Award” is to recognize an individual in our community who exemplifies outstanding commitment to his or her business or profession, over a significant number of years, leaving a lasting positive influence on his or her vocational area and the community in general.  Recipients embody Rotary’s motto “Service Above Self” and Rotary’s ethical guideline in its 4-way test, a call to moral excellence.

Each year, the Rotary Club of Vancouver and the Columbia River Economic Development Council join together to promote and select the “Vocational Service Award” recipient.  The award is presented during a Club meeting during the month of October to coincide with Rotary International’s Vocational Service month.

Partners for Work 

Partners for Work is a Vocational Service Committee that provides information to employers about the benefits of hiring individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities into entry level positions.  The goal is to create meaningful employment opportunities for this untapped labor pool by working with businesses and the broader community.  Partners for work originated in the Auburn Washington Rotary Club and is now a District 5030 program.  Additional information can be found at: http://rotary5030.org/projects/partners-for-work.