The Five Avenues of Service are based on the five elements of the Object of Rotary and are Rotary's philosophical cornerstone and the foundation on which club activity is based:
  1. Club Service involves all of the activities necessary for strengthening fellowship and ensuring the effective functioning of the club.
  2. Vocational Service provides Rotarians the opportunity to serve others through their vocations and to practice high ethical standards.
  3. Community Service pertains to those projects and activities the club undertakes to improve life in its community.
  4. International Service describes the activities and programs undertaken by Rotarians to expand Rotary's humanitarian reach around the globe and to promote world understanding and peace.
  5. Youth Service recognizes the importance of empowering youth and young professionals through leadership development programs such as , , , and .