Get Involved!

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!


Due to Youth Protection requirements, all Rotary and non-Rotary volunteers must be pre-registered in advance with our volunteer coordinator.

In addition, all volunteers, 18 and over must submit and pass a Cori check.
            Sign-up to volunteer here
  • 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.

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. 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 23 - 25, 2023
3 days, 2 overnights
Early Friday morning until Sunday early evening
Fitchburg State University
138 North Street,
Fitchburg, MA 01420

Note: Students must be available and attend all 3 days.
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.