Get Involved!

Volunteer leading a RYLA session

Come Join the Fun!

We need lots of help during the weekend to have a successful RYLA program. Share the excitement with over 170 high school sophomores you have chosen as they learn, share and grow! Come for a few hours or the whole weekend!

  • Support Team
  • Session Leader
  • Volunteer Check-In
  • Rotary EXPO (display tables with key Rotary projects)
  • Reality Fair / Game of Life
  • Night Monitor
  • Counselor
  • First Aider

If you would like to help on the RYLA Planning Committee, Contact Us.


See the FAQ page, or contact


Each year, we need students who have completed the RYLA program in prior years to serve as Group Facilitators (GFs) and Program Facilitators (PFs). In addition to being present for the entire RYLA weekend, GF and PF candidates must also attend scheduled preparatory meetings in the months leading up to RYLA. All Facilitators apply January 1, are chosen in February and must register online and complete the "Addendum" paperwork.


It’s amazing to watch these students grow in leaps and bounds over this short weekend! I come every year to see them problem solve and communicate.
— Rotary Volunteer

This program was one of the reasons I became a teacher. I’ve been a part of it since I was a sophomore in high school and now I teach them! It’s thrilling to see these young students become confident leaders. I see myself in many of them.
— Kelsea, 2006 RYLA Alum

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Statement of Conduct for Working with Youth

Rotary International strives to create and maintain a safe environment for all youth who participate in Rotary activities. To the best of their ability, Rotarians, Rotarians’ spouses and partners, and other volunteers must safeguard the children and young people they come into contact with and protect them from physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.

Volunteer with kids at Reality FaIr
Carol with the bullhorn
Volunteer helping with outside activity