Ways to Participate

Join thousands of members of the Yale community to make a difference wherever you are! The 11th global Yale Day of Service will be held on May 11, 2019, with Yale alumni around the world coming together on or around that day to serve their local communities.

Online registration for May 9, 2020 sites is NOW OPEN! Individual volunteer registrations will open in March. Volunteers who are interested in organizing a site can start by reading the information in the organizer’s toolbox and reaching out to a local organization in need. 

Here is how you can participate:

Volunteer at a Service Site

Finding a service site is easy. Visit the Find a Site page and you will be able to search available service sites by Service Type, U.S. State, Country, or by entering search keywords. Finally, you can register for the site directly through the link at the top of the site’s description page.

Help Organize a Site

First, get in touch with your local club president and/or the regional director to let them know you want to help. Information on how to organize a site and other resources can be found in the Organizer’s Toolbox.

Create an Independent Day of Service Project

If there is not a sponsored Yale Day of Service project in your area or if you are already planning your own service activity, you can still be a part of this important day for Yale. We will include your name and your planned service site on our list of participating alumni and alumni service sites. Click here to register as an independent participant in this year’s Yale Day of Service.

Explore More Ways to Volunteer

Many of our Yale Day of Service projects are part of ongoing service efforts by local Yale clubs and other Yale organizations. View a listing of some of the current service opportunities sponsored by various Yale organizations.

The Yale Alumni Association also has a variety of ways you can expand your volunteer engagement in service to others and to Yale.