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. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic limiting physical gatherings, Yale Day of Service has become the Yale Year of Service for 2020 and will continue as such in 2021. We hope this will enable Yale alumni around the world to serve their local communities in the ways that suit the comfort and needs of everyone involved. 

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.