How to Search for a Project on this website  (PowerPoint presentation) 

RAWCS Volunteers do a tremendous job throughout the world, providing their time, effort and personal commitment to help others.

RAWCS aims to make the process easy for volunteers and Rotary Clubs to become involved, join a Team, register online and experience a RAWCS volunteer trip that will be remembered all of your life.

The information below relates to some common enquiries by RAWCS volunteers. By following the simple advice and procedures listed below, you can find a project and become a Team member. We appreciate your interest and want to help your volunteering experience run smoothly and to plan.











How does someone become a RAWCS/Rotary volunteer?

A person wishing to volunteer for overseas service as a RAWCS/Rotary volunteer will need to contact a RAWCS Project Manager who is able to find a place on one of the teams that they are organising.

A listing of all current RAWCS Projects and the Project Manager’s contact details appear on this website.

The Project Manager or Team Leader must invite each volunteer by email containing the website address, username and password to login to the Volunteer website. Once logged in you need to complete your online registration documentation and upload the requested documents.

Each volunteer will need to supply the Project Manager or Team Leader:

  • A private email address that cannot be used by any other RAWCS volunteer.
  • Your full name as it appears in your passport.
  • The given name you prefer to be known as.
  • Your occupation or previous occupation if retired
  • Estimate of the airfare, travel, accommodation and food costs for the trip

All RAWCS Volunteers must leave from and return to a place of residence in Australia to be eligible to be covered by the Rotary Australia Travel Insurance. When volunteers have completed their online registration documentation they are emailed a copy of the Travel Insurance Policy Summary and the ACE Assistance Card that gives details of how to contact the Insurance Company in an emergency and to make a claim if required, through your sponsoring Rotary District Insurance Officer.

For more information, you need to open the link to the frequently asked questions PDF for either a Volunteer or a Team Leader/ Project Manager that appear on this page.

To explain the process more fully look at these PowerPoint presentations.

How Team Leaders and Project Managers Initiate a team

How to Initiate a Volunteer Team

How a volunteer registers their details on the Volunteer website.

How a volunteer registers their details

Volunteer training teachers in Sri Lanka

Volunteer training teachers in Sri Lanka