Come Join the Fun!

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

Note: Due to Covid restrictions, all Rotary and non-Rotary volunteers must be pre-registered in advance with our volunteer coordinator. 
 
HELPERS NEEDED:
  • First Aider
  • Help us to find Volunteers
  • Support Team
  • Session Leader
  • Volunteer Check-In
If you would like to help on the RYLA Planning Committee, Contact Us.
Questions?

See the FAQ page, or contact volunteers@ryla7910.org

Facilitators

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. Group Facilitators apply by January 1 and are chosen in February. Program Facilitators apply by December 1 and are chosen in December. All GFs and PFs 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
RYLA Schedule
Conference Dates and Locations
June 24-26, 2022
 
Students will attend for two days
1. Friday OR Saturday 
9 am - 9 pm
Fitchburg State University
138 North Street,
Fitchburg, MA 01420
 
2. AND Sunday
Fri co-hort drop off 8:30-9:00 am. Sat co-hort drop off 9-9:30 am. 

Pickup 5:30 pm at Berlin Memorial School.
 
Boundless Adventures
154 River Rd West,
Berlin MA 01503
(978) 592-0017
boundlessadventures.net/ma-park/
 
Berlin Memorial School 
34 South St, Berlin MA

Directions


Note: Students must be available all 3 days. Actual participation will be 2 days. They will be notified in early June. Unfortunately, students will not granted day preferences. 

Directions
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.