What is the Yale Day of Service?

The Yale Day of Service is a celebration of ongoing service by alumni and local Yale clubs as well as a catalyst for new service commitments. The 10th anniversary of the global Yale Day of Service will be held on May 12, 2018, with the goal that Yale alumni around the world will come together on or around that day to serve their local communities. Sites held on other days in the spring can be part of the Yale Day of Service program as well. 

Yale alumni have an unparalleled tradition of service. From Dwight Hall’s student-led community based programs to the highest levels of government service, Yale alumni have risen to the challenge to ‘change the world’, and indeed many are doing just that as volunteers for Yale, or in their professional lives in the nonprofit sector, or by serving on boards of foundations, or as elected officials, or by giving of their intellect and creative energy to volunteer community projects. The Yale Day of Service celebrates the many ways alumni give back and provides a way for members of the Yale community to come together to support local service organizations where they live.