Launched in 2009, the global Yale Day of Service is one of a number of service opportunities for Yale alumni to lead by sharing their time and talents to make a difference. Many alumni give back by:

  • working in the non-profit sector
  • sitting on boards of foundations and organizations
  • serving at the highest levels of government
  • becoming elected officials
  • volunteering for Yale
  • sharing time, experience and energy with volunteer community projects

As part of Yale Day of Service, alumni and their families and friends work to improve communities as part of ongoing service efforts often led by Yale groups such as regional clubs, Yale College classes, shared interest groups, graduate and professional schools, or other Yale alumni organizations. 

The Yale Day of Service is a wonderful way for members of the Yale community to meet and reconnect with alumni who share this commitment to giving back.  And for many alumni, the program provides the opportunity to share this value with their families through a shared experience together on projects where they live or experience online.

Project registration is available through the YAA event submission form. Individual alumni and their families and friends can register to volunteer at the specific sites, also through this website. Starting in 2020, Yale Day of Service became the YEAR of service, to encourage Yalies to collaborate with their local and online communities at times and in ways that worked best for everyone involved.

The YAA encourages YDOS volunteers to follow the directives of their regional authorities and to maintain safety precautions. Visit Yale’s COVID-19 web page for details on the developments of pandemic-related issues related to the campus community and beyond.