Rotary Youth Exchange is run entirely by volunteers. This means that the program is run by people who are truly passionate about the life-changing experience of youth exchange, and it also helps us to keep our costs down, making Rotary Youth Exchange one of the most affordable youth exchange programs available.
It takes a lot of people to make youth exchange happen – from the youth exchange committee, to club counsellors, club youth exchange officers, host families and various other volunteers. Many of these volunteer roles require a serious time commitment, which is often ‘invisible’ within Rotary. But without these people, Rotary Youth Exchange simply wouldn’t happen. That’s why we introduced the Service to Youth Exchange pin to present to members who have demonstrated a significant commitment to youth exchange in District 9640.
In late 2021/early 2022 our YEP committee have visited several clubs in our district to present Service to Youth Exchange Pins to members who have:
- Hosted 5 or more exchange students as a host parent, and/or
- Volunteered for 3 or more years on the D9640 YEP committee, and/or
- Is otherwise regarded as a champion of YEP at a club or district level.
If you know of a member whose service to YEP should be recognised, please contact the YEP Committee to let us know.
Here are some photos taken at some of our recent presentations.