Events Calendar

  • Saturday 5/6/23

    • May 6
      8:30AM – 3:00PM
      Angel Island State Park, Historic Immigration Station
      Add to Calendar 2023-05-06T08:30:00 2023-05-06T15:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CA, Tiburon - Angel Island Clean Up

      Join fellow Yale alumni for the tenth year at Angel Island State Park. Located in the middle of San Francisco Bay, Angel Island Immigration Station was the first stop for hundreds of thousands of immigrants crossing the Pacific Ocean between 1910 and 1940. It is an important part of American and Asian American history, with incomparable vistas of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the Bay. Visit the website for more information about the history of this site through which thousands of Asian and other immigrants came to this country (please do not send questions to them).

      Volunteers will be working landscape to preserve this important historical site for future generations. Volunteers will also get a free guided tour of the site by Grant Din ‘79, volunteer with AISP and Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation. Physical work will include beautification activities at the site (weeding, raking, cleaning, collecting trash). If you have favorite tools, please bring them, though the park has a large supply. Volunteers should be prepared to walk approximately 20 minutes (up incline) to work site.

      Project is limited to a maximum of 25 volunteers. This popular project fills up fast! Ferry passage and park entrance is free, but space is limited so early registration is highly encouraged. Please only sign up if you fully intend to participate! If you need to leave before the 5pm park boat, you may need to pay your own way.

      We expect that there will be a waiting list, so please notify us by phone or email as early as possible if (after registration) you are unable to attend. This would be greatly appreciated.

      Recommended parking is in the lot between Chase Bank and CVS and is $5 exact change (enter 1599 Tiburon Blvd. for the CVS address in your GPS). It's about a ten minute walk to the ferry dock, so plan accordingly.

      Please bring your lunch and water. The weather can start off foggy and end up sunny and warm, so wear layers.

      Contact: Grant Din '79

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    • May 6
      8:30AM – 11:30AM
      JFK Coliseum Parking Lot
      Add to Calendar 2023-05-06T08:30:00 2023-05-06T11:30:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: NH, Manchester - New Hampshire Food Bank

      Every Saturday morning, the NH Food Bank brings food to the JFK Coliseum in Manchester to distribute directly to hungry families. Individual and group volunteers help set up tables, give out the food, carry items for those who are unable to, and clean up the area when done. Years ago, the Yale Club of NH volunteered at this informal event and we're excited to return this year!

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: Dan Weeks '06

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    • May 6
      9:00AM – 5:00PM
      Pella, Iowa Town Square
      Add to Calendar 2023-05-06T09:00:00 2023-05-06T17:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: IA, Pella - Tulip Time Festival Volunteering

      Tulip Time is an annual festival dedicated to Pella's Dutch Heritage. Volunteers will help with crowd control by wrangling the lines outside the Jaarlsma Bakery, directing cars, and helping audience members who need assistance to their seats during performances.

      This event is rain or shine. 

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: Peter Gordon '80 and Tulip Time Volunteer

    • May 6
      9:45AM – 2:00PM
      J. Churchill Owen Boys & Girls Club
      Add to Calendar 2023-05-06T09:45:00 2023-05-06T14:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CO, Denver – Boys and Girls Club State Education Day

      Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver helps kids succeed in school, develop good character and citizenship, and live healthy lives at 20 neighborhood clubs through low or no-cost opportunities to participate in fun and educationally enriching activities after school, during the school day, and all summer long. This event will take place at the Owens location.

      • Volunteers will help run State Education Day, where all 20 Clubs in Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver compete against one another for a handful of awards while completing fun activities designed to engage club members’ mastery of reading, geography, science, and math.
      • Volunteers should arrive by 9:45am as the day begins at 10am and runs until 2pm. A light lunch will be provided to volunteers. Volunteers may also leave after lunch after 12:30pm, rather than stay for the full day.
      • Children aged 15 and up are welcome to volunteer alongside their parent or legal guardian. There are 15 volunteer spots available. For more information on the activities, please contact Hasib Nasirullah '11.

      Volunteers are requested to complete a waiver online before the event.

      Parking is permitted on Kentucky Ave across from the Club or in our parking lot on the west end of the Club (westbound before hitting Lowell or just after Lowell if eastbound on Kentucky Ave).

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: Hasib Nasirullah '11 or Nikki Flint, BGCMD Academics & Leadership Manager

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    • May 6
      11:00AM – 2:00PM
      Prospect Park Brooklyn
      Add to Calendar 2023-05-06T11:00:00 2023-05-06T14:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: New York, NY - Prospect Park Brooklyn "Park Pitch In: I Love My Park Day 2023" (RAIN OR SHINE)


      Spruce up Prospect Park on this national day of service by taking part in a variety of Prospect Park Alliance improvements, from painting benches, edging pathways, cleaning litter and more.  

      To register, please contact Andrew Burgie directly to make sure you are on the Yale Alumni team.

      I Love My Park Day, held the first Saturday in May, attracts thousands of volunteers from across the state to participate in cleanup, improvement, and beautification events at New York State parks, historic sites and public lands.

      Join Prospect Park Alliance as we support this effort in Brooklyn’s Backyard.

      Contact: Andrew Burgie '87

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  • Sunday 5/7/23

    • May 7
      3:00PM – 6:00PM
      Hebrew Burial & Free Loan Cemetery
      Add to Calendar 2023-05-07T15:00:00 2023-05-07T18:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CT, East Haven - Hebrew Burial & Free Loan Cemetery Clean Up

      Hebrew Burial & Free Loan Association of New Haven (HBFLANH) and Yale Chabad are teaming up to clean-up our cemeteries for the Yale Day of Service on Sunday, May 7, from 3-6 pm.

      We will be raising sunken stones, cleaning up debris, cleaning stones, and helping to ensure that the people buried here are treated with respect. There will be light tasks, as well as ones for getting dirty.

      It might be a little warm, so please dress appropriately. Water will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring reusable water containers, as well as their own snack, if desired.

      Hebrew Burial & Free Loan Association of New Haven provides interest free loans, and free burial plots to needy Jews in the greater New Haven Area, maintaining two Jewish Cemeteries in East Haven with over 900 graves.

      Please meet us at Hebrew Burial & Free Loan Association cemetery, located at 1 Brockett Pl, East Haven. This is a Yale Sustainability Green Certified Event - ask us about how to lessen the environmental impact of our activities, or if you are interested in carpooling.

      Contact: Paul Terman 

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  • Wednesday 5/10/23

    • May 10
      5:00PM – 7:00PM
      More Than Words Waltham Book Store
      Add to Calendar 2023-05-10T17:00:00 2023-05-10T19:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: MA, Waltham - More Than Words

      More Than Words (MTW) sells books to change lives. This vital organization works with the most vulnerable young adults in Greater Boston: those who are in the foster care system, court involved, homeless, or out of school. At MTW they earn a paying job, learning job skills while receiving focused support to ensure they persist in school and map plans for their future work, education and life. Learn more about their model and impact here:

      Planned Activities:
      During our volunteer shift we will help youth on their business job. The activities vary, but may include organizing shelves, picking orders, sorting donations, and more. You may work as a big group or be divided up into smaller teams for different tasks. Your team will see that they have accomplished a lot to help our youth hit their goals! Learn more about what to expect here.

      If you have gently-loved books that you would like to donate to the organization, feel free to bring them. Find more information about the types of books they accept. Please plan to arrive early if you would like to make a donation of books.

      And feel free to arrive early/stay after to do some book shopping. It's a really fantastic bookstore!

      Capacity & Age Limitation:
      The Waltham MTW site can accommodate a group of 10 volunteers. Teens 15 and older may join an all adult group with a caregiver present. Volunteer slots will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and a waitlist will be kept. The site coordinator will inform you of your status within 48 hours after signing up. 

      Attendance Expectations:
      This YDOS volunteer project runs from 5:00-7:00 PM on a weeknight. It is important that everyone arrive on time so plan extra time for rush hour traffic and to find parking. If you cannot be on site at MTW Waltham for the 5:00 PM start, please consider signing up for another YDOS volunteer project.

      If for any reason, you sign up and are unable to attend, please contact Elisabeth Nevins, the site coordinator, as soon as possible so that your space can be offered to someone on the waitlist.

      What to Wear/Bring:
      Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing as we likely will be working in the MTW book warehouse. Bring water and/or a snack as we'll be busy during prime dinner hours. MTW currently does not require masking on site and we encourage you to make the choice whether to mask or not based on your own level of comfort.

      There are several spots in the MTW parking lot for visitors. If they are taken, there is plentiful free parking on nearby side streets. Plan to arrive a few minutes early to park.

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: Elisabeth Nevins '97

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    • May 10, 2023
      Starts at 6:00PM
      Tarrant Area Food Bank
      Add to Calendar 2023-05-10T18:00:00 2023-05-10T18:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: TX, Fort Worth - YCFW Tarrant Area Food Bank

      Yale Club of Fort Worth will be volunteering at the Tarrant Area Food Bank Distribution Center's Family Night for our Yale Day of Service. Children 8 and older can participate in this event. There are a limited number of spots available so please RSVP by emailing us by Friday, May 5. 

      Thanks for you support!

      Contact: Maricar Estrella Parent '23

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  • Friday 5/12/23

    • May 12
      10:00AM – 1:00PM
      Salvation Army
      Add to Calendar 2023-05-12T10:00:00 2023-05-12T13:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: DC, Washington - Help We Are Family Prepare Groceries for Delivery to Seniors

      Grounded in grassroots senior leadership, We Are Family mobilizes a committed corps of volunteers to reach out to isolated inner-city seniors with free services, advocacy, and companionship, building a network of caring eyes and ears that enables at-risk seniors to age in place. More than simply a social service provider, We Are Family is a bold experiment in building caring, just and inclusive community.

      Volunteers will work on an ad hoc assembly line. Some volunteers will stand at a station handing out food. Other volunteers will walk from station to station placing the food items in a bag. We Are Family's team of volunteers will deliver the food the next day. Far from drudgery, the activity is as much social as volunteering.

      What to Wear/Bring
      Volunteers don't need to bring anything but are encouraged to wear comfortable and weather-appropriate clothes as this is an outdoor event.

      The location is right next to the green line metro stop at U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo. It's also very close to the U St NW and 13th St NW bus stop for the 90, 92 and 96 buses.

      Age Recommended
      At least one member from your group should be over 18. However, children usually enjoy the event.

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: James Brender '04 MBA

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