Events Calendar

  • Thursday 3/16/23

    • Mar 16
      6:45PM – 9:15PM
      Y2Y Harvard Square
      Add to Calendar 2023-03-16T18:45:00 2023-03-16T21:15:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: MA, Cambridge - Y2Y Homeless Shelter - CLOSED

      *This service project is closed*

      Y2Y provides meals and overnight shelter for homeless young adults in the Cambridge area. Normally staffed by undergraduates, the shelter is always in need of volunteers during school breaks.

      This March, YaleBoston has committed to provide volunteer coverage for a dinner shift on Thursday the 16th. Volunteers will prepare and serve meals, clean the space, and assist the shelter staff in other tasks as needed.

      For more information visit the Y2Y website!

      Contact: Brian Hoefling '12

      Y2Y Harvard Square — 1 Church St false
  • Friday 3/31/23

    • Mar 31 – Apr 17
      Virtual judging of student inventions. Presentation of Yale Club awards will be on June 10 at UConn.
      Add to Calendar 2023-03-31T00:00:00 2023-04-17T23:59:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: Virtual - Invention Convention Judging (Connecticut Chapter) - CLOSED

      *This service project is closed*

      The Yale Club of Hartford is a sponsor of the event.  During the regional finals, Yale Club members will judge entries, and three teams of Club members will select the Club's Samuel Morse, Eli Whitney, and David Bushnell awards.  The Yale Club awards will be presented in person on June 10, 2023, at the University of Connecticut.

      Volunteers should register their employer as Yale Club of Hartford. The Connecticut Invention Convention will alert the organizer of members of Team Yale Club of Hartford.

      Contact: Katherine McCormack '81 MPH

  • Saturday 4/1/23

    • Apr 1
      8:30AM – 11:30AM
      Agricultural field in the Boynton Beach/Delray Beach area TBD
      Add to Calendar 2023-04-01T08:30:00 2023-04-01T11:30:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: FL, Palm Beach Area - CROS Ministries Gleaning Project - CLOSED

      *This service project is closed*

      CROS Gleaning is a program of CROS Ministries, in partnership with area food banks and other food distribution agencies in Palm Beach and Martin Counties. It is a food recovery strategy that allows produce that is below top market grade or unmarketable, but equally nutritious and beneficial to be harvested and distributed to the food insecure of Palm Beach and Martin Counties instead of being plowed back into the soil.  

      Volunteers will be picking produce in the field.

      Please note the following:
      -The gleaning will be in the Boynton Beach/Delray Beach area.  The exact location will not be known until Monday, April 27.
      -Volunteers must be age 5 or older; All gleaners still in elementary, middle or high school must be accompanied by a supervising adult. This includes high school students 18 years of age or older.
      -All volunteers must sign the CROS Ministries liability waiver in addition to signing the YDOS paperwork.

      What to Bring and Wear:
      -Bring your own water, snacks, and gloves.
      -It is often good to dress in layers. In the morning, it is likely to be colder and damp, wearing a long sleeve shirt and long pants is recommended. As it gets warmer, a short sleeve shirt may be better. Closed toed shoes are required. No flip flops or open toed or heel shoes are permitted.
      -It is recommended that all gleaners wear hats in the field, apply sunscreen, and have bug spray handy in case insects are an issue.
      -Please bring a three to five gallon pail with a handle if possible.  It is an excellent container to carry through the field. Fill it and empty it into the packing box or bin. CROS Ministries will have some on hand for you, but it would be best if we could bring our own.

      -No pets please, it is not safe for them and a violation of food safety practices.

      -Bathroom facilities are unavailable in most gleaning fields. It is advisable to use the bathroom prior to coming to the field.

      -If the fields are too wet because of rain, the gleaning may be canceled.

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: Eli Giombi, '04 MBA

      Agricultural field in the Boynton Beach/Delray Beach area TBD — TBD false
    • Apr 1
      10:00AM – 4:00PM
      Henry R. Luce Hall
      Add to Calendar 2023-04-01T10:00:00 2023-04-01T16:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CT, New Haven - Card Decorating for Citymeals Recipients - CLOSED

      *This service project is closed*

      Join the Women's Leadership Initiative in decorating cards for Citymeals recipients. Most of the meal recipients live alone, many rarely or never leave their homes. For them to get a personalized note or card can brighten their day. One simple act will make huge impact.

      No advance sign-up for this volunteering event is needed. Just show up and decorate a card.


      Contact: Kitty Koo-Tse '01 MS

      Henry R. Luce Hall — 34 Hillhouse Ave false
  • Friday 4/7/23

    • Apr 7
      9:00AM – 12:00PM
      Edgerton Park
      Add to Calendar 2023-04-07T09:00:00 2023-04-07T12:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CT, New Haven - G.R.O.W.E.R.S., Inc. @ Greenbrier - CLOSED

      *This service project is closed*

      G.R.O.W.E.R.S., Inc. @ Greenbrier offers a multi-path approach to providing horticultural education, employment opportunities and therapy for adults with developmental and physical disabilities. Register and join us any time between 9 a.m. and noon. This event is co-sponsored by the DiversAbility at Yale (DAY) Affinity Group and the Future Leaders of Yale (FLY) Affinity Group.
      Volunteers will help with watering, planting, and other gardening tasks. Children of all ages are welcome to participate.
      Please bring your own garden/work gloves, water bottles, clothing layers, sun protection and wear clothes that can get dirty.

      Garden tools will be provided, although you are welcome to bring your own. 

      Volunteers are invited to gather for a picnic lunch in the park at noon. Bring your own lunch (coolers provided for storage) and DAY will supply water, drinks, and snacks!
      Street parking is available on Cliff Street. Enter the gate; greenhouses are right inside the gate.

      Please share this with friends, family, and colleagues; everyone is welcome to participate. We do ask that all volunteers register in advance, as the number of volunteers for this event is capped at 15. 

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: Jamaal Thomas

      Edgerton Park — 75 Cliff Street false
  • Saturday 4/15/23

    • Apr 15
      8:30AM – 2:00PM
      DC Fire Engine 27
      Add to Calendar 2023-04-15T08:30:00 2023-04-15T14:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: DC, Washington - American Red Cross Sound the Alarm - CLOSED

      *This service project is closed*

      Join fellow Yalies and other members of the community to install free smoke alarms and share safety information in this at-risk community.  We will work in small groups--under the aegis of the Red Cross--to visit homes, install smoke alarms, and provide home fire safety education to residents. Training will be provided on site so previous experience is not needed.

      The event will be a fun day of reaching out to neighbors and making the community safer. When everyone has arrived, there will be a continental breakfast, you will get to choose what role you would like to do and be provided with on-site training. The team will receive supplies such as smoke alarms, tools, educational materials, and a map of your route for the day. Then it's time to head out!

      Most of your day will be spent visiting homes, installing smoke alarms, and providing home fire safety education to residents. You may be given scheduled appointments at particular homes on your route, or you may be knocking on doors to offer to install free smoke alarms, or a combination of both. In either case, you will be providing a valuable service to your community and helping to save lives. We’ll finish the day with lunch at the firehouse and a tally of how many homes were made safer.

      Families welcome! Children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

      Did you know home fires claim seven lives every day--or thousands of lives per year?  Having working smoke alarms can cut the risk of death by half!

      Contact: Lauren Harris '14

      DC Fire Engine 27 — 4260 Minnesota Avenue NE false
    • Apr 15
      8:30AM – 12:30AM
      Boca Helping Hands
      Add to Calendar 2023-04-15T08:30:00 2023-04-15T00:30:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: FL, Boca Raton - Boca Helping Hands Backpack Program - CLOSED

      *This service project is closed*

      Join the Yale Club of the Palm Beaches to volunteer with the Boca Helping Hands in their "Backpacks Program" to help provide weekend meal kits to elementary school students facing food insecurity across south Palm Beach County. Please join us for this important initiative and help us give back to our local community!

      • There is no minimum age, but the project is not well-suited for small children. All volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian signature on the waiver provided in the registration.
      • Please wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes (e.g., sneakers).
      • Parking is available in the Justin D. Webb Training Center lot across the street. 

      Volunteer limit is 15 people. If you sign up and can no longer attend, please notify us in order to make space for others.

      Contact: Chloe Yee '18, '19 MPH

      Who's Coming?

      Boca Helping Hands — 1500 NW 1st Court false
    • Apr 15
      9:00AM – 3:00PM
      YMCA Camp Thunderbird
      Add to Calendar 2023-04-15T09:00:00 2023-04-15T15:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: SC, Lake Wylie - Paddle for the Cure - CLOSED

      *This service project is closed*

      Paddle for the Cure is much more than a day of kayak/paddleboard races. You do not have to race to come. You can watch the races or browse the booths at the pavilion. Bring the whole family for live music, food, a silent auction, and children's activities.

      No fee/donation is required to attend and any proceeds raised will benefit Coins for Alzheimer's Research Trust (CART). Anyone who wishes to join the kayak race should contact Constance Spencer and she will sign you up for free!

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: Connie Spencer '82 M.Arch

      YMCA Camp Thunderbird — 1 Thunderbird Lane false
    • Apr 15
      10:00AM – 4:00PM
      Add to Calendar 2023-04-15T10:00:00 2023-04-15T16:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: TX, Austin - Hands-on-Housing Spring Blitz - CLOSED

      *This service project is closed*

      The Spring Housing Blitz organized by Interfaith Action of Central Texas is a one-day event during which Yalies join volunteers from other local organizations to paint and repair homes of senior citizens and disabled individuals who are living in deep poverty. The goal is to keep homeowners safe and help them remain in the homes and neighborhoods they love.

      Volunteers will paint and do light repairs on a home. All materials will be supplied by iACT. Wear old clothes and closed-toed shoes. Lunch (pizza) will be provided by iACT, but bring your own drinks and snacks.

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: Deidre Dawson '85 MA, '86 MPhil, 'PhD

      Austin — 2513 Cockburn Drive false