Multi-Site Yale Day of Service Programs

Yale Day of Service is proud to partner with organizations leading service programs from all corners of the globe. We encourage Yale alums and affiliates to engage with these programs as a team or as individuals, knowing they can be part of something global no matter how big or small the group. Ideally, volunteers will have the opportunity to identify themselves as Yale alums, so we can help you connect with classmates, colleagues, and friends. 

Our partner organizations often host volunteer opportunities throughout the year as well, so alums do not have to limit their participation to one “day” of service, but can make any “day” their Yale Day of Service.


Current Programs

For this Yale Day of Service event, Yale-affiliated architects in cities across the US and internationally will serve non-profit organizations who are in need of architecture, planning, and design services. Yale alumni and others who are affiliated with non-profits of all types and levels are encouraged to attend to receive services. Interested architects and organizations should register using the link above. The local Architect is IN site leader will contact you directly.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, YDOS is happy to help support virtual consults and meetings wherever possible. Please contact us if you need assistance.

The American Red Cross is rallying 27,000 volunteers to install 100,000 free smoke alarms nationwide during Sound the Alarm events. This spring, Yale Day of Service is partnering with the American Red Cross to participate in Sound the Alarm efforts across the United States to install free smoke alarmsshare safety information in underserved communities and fundraise to help families prepare for, respond to, and recover from home fires. 

If you don’t see your city on the Yale partnerships list, you can organize a team in your city or sign up as an individual directly with the American Red Cross.

National History Day is a nonprofit education organization that offers academic programs for 500,000 middle and high school students around the world each year. Participating states hold regional and statewide contests, sending winners to the national contest in College Park, Maryland. Yale alums are encouraged to contact their regional affiliate about becoming a judge for these inspiring, thorough, and meaningful projects. Talk with students, learn about their process, and pass on the values of your Yale education with this exceptional program.

MANY STATES HAVE MOVED THESE CONTESTS TO VIRTUAL SUBMISSIONS AND STILL NEED JUDGES. CONTACT YOUR LOCAL AFFILIATE FOR INFORMATION.