Events Calendar

  • Saturday 5/21/22

    • May 21
      9:00AM – 12:00PM
      Troseth House, Roseville
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-21T09:00:00 2022-05-21T12:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: MN, Roseville - Wingspan Life Resources

      Assist with yard work for homes for adults with developmental disabilities. Tasks include raking the lawn, picking up sticks, flower planting, trimming growth and sweeping the deck/patio.

      Children able to do yard work are welcome. Adult supervision requested. Wear closed-toed shoes and clothing that can get dirty.

      Wingspan Life Resources is a non-profit organization that offers residential care in group homes and in-home programs to adults with developmental disabilities. The Wingspan Life Resources mission is to help individuals who are challenged by ability, health, or age, and to realize their own unique gifts, talents, and dreams. They fulfill this mission by providing individualized support services that promote personal choice, independence, dignity, and fellowship with the community.

      Who's Coming?

      Project Coordinator: Rudy Hokanson '74 MDiv; '81 MBA

      There will be a potluck meal after the May 21st Day of Service events starting at roughly 12 noon.  Volunteers from May 14th and 21st are welcome.  The potluck will be held at the home of a YAANW board member.  All volunteers are welcome to come and to share conversation and comradery.  Please notify Rudy Hokanson to register and indicate the number in your party. He will send you directions and instructions.

      Troseth House, Roseville — 2929 Troseth Road false
    • May 21
      9:00AM – 1:00PM
      Mt. Moriah Cemetery & Arboretum, Kingsessing Gate
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-21T09:00:00 2022-05-21T13:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: PA, Philadelphia - Mt. Moriah Cemetery CleanUp

      Join Yalies for Community Engagement to Beautify and Preserve Mt Moriah Historic Cemetery & Arboretum, Pennsylvania’s largest cemetery. Mt Moriah Cemetery & Arboretum embodies history and ecology. Its history dates from 1855 and it fills a special niche among cemeteries. For more info, see:
      1) Reclaiming Philly’s Mount Moriah Cemetery from ruin means sustaining its arboretum, as well”; and,
      2) Friends of Mount Moriah Cemetery: Homepage - Philadelphia.

      Your YDOS participation and/or donation will improve Mt Moriah’s beauty, preserve its history, increase its biodiversity, and enhance the communities that surround it. 

      9-9:30: Volunteers at Kingsessing Gate will direct you to parking inside Mt Moriah. At Check-in, complete required forms, meet other volunteers, etc.
      9:30-10: Welcome & History of Mt Moriah, Orientation & Overview of YDOS Activities.
      10am-1pm: Work in groups planting plugs of native perennials to establish micro-meadows in designated plots. 


      • All are welcome. Children are welcome, but must be supervised. No age limits.
      • Participants should only engage in activities consistent with their experience, age, and other capacities.
      • Dress for the weather and terrain in sensible gardening clothes with closed toe shoes. Let’s be visible. Wear your Yale colors and gear–hats, t-shirts, etc.
      • Mt Moriah has a supply of spades and other tools that will be available for weeding and planting. Bring your own gloves and any favorite gardening tools.
      • Rain Date -  If this service date must be postponed or canceled for any reason, we will notify Participants ASAP via the contact info submitted with your registration.

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: Kay Tucker Franklin '73

      Mt. Moriah Cemetery & Arboretum, Kingsessing Gate — 6201 Kingsessing Ave false
    • May 21, 2022
      Starts at 10:00AM
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-21T10:00:00 2022-05-21T10:00:00 America/New_York The YIA Film Society Presents ‘Shoplifters’ by Hirokazu Koreeda Join movie enthusiasts from our global alumni community on the 3rd weekend of each month to discuss and exchange views on films from around the world. And share your favorite film from your own country to view for discussion at a future meeting. Prior to the discussion participants will watch the movie on streaming platforms available in their regions. Online options may include Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Prime Video, etc. false
    • May 21
      10:00AM – 1:00PM
      Trowbridge Environmental Center
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-21T10:00:00 2022-05-21T13:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CT, New Haven - East Rock Spring Clean-Up and Planting (RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 7)

      Join with Friends of East Rock Park members and park staff for spring park maintenance including clearing brush, planting bulbs and raking. Come prepared for outdoor work, bring water, and gloves if you have them. Tools provided. Children welcome.  


      Who's Coming

      Contact: Christina Coffin '74

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    • May 21
      12:00PM – 4:30PM
      Stony Creek Dock, Horse Island
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-21T12:00:00 2022-05-21T16:30:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: CT, Branford - Horse Island Work Day w/Peabody Museum - AFTERNOON SHIFT (RESCHEDULED FROM MAY 7)

      *Please note this site has reached maximum volunteer capacity. Please consider registering for another project in Connecticut.* This is a rescheduled event from May 7.

      Join the Yale Peabody Museum on Horse Island as we maintain the property, collect trash, and improve the trail system. Horse Island, owned by the Peabody Museum, is one of the Thimble Islands in the Long Island Sound near the village of Stony Creek in Branford, CT. Participants will get a sneak peek of the new sustainably designed research station, which will be used by Yale students and faculty across disciplines. 

      Because current University policy concerning COVID-19 safety dictates that minors are not allowed on campus for university activities until May 29, 2022, this Day of Service project is limited to individuals 18 years or older.

      Parking is limited at the Stony Creek Dock area, so arrive early enough to find parking. Participants should prepare to encounter uneven terrain and poison ivy as well as ticks and mosquitoes; a hat and sunscreen are recommended to combat sun exposure, and volunteers should wear supportive footwear and comfortable outdoor work clothes that can get dirty.

      Participants will catch the ferry from the Stony Creek Dock at 12:00 p.m. and receive an orientation on Horse Island at 12:30 p.m. You will be able to choose the projects(s) you'd like to work on for the afternoon. Please feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds. You'll return to the Stony Creek Dock between 4:00 and 4:30 pm.

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: Eliza King

      Stony Creek Dock, Horse Island — 40 Indian Point Road false
    • May 21
      1:00PM – 4:00PM
      Location TBD - near Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-21T13:00:00 2022-05-21T16:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: IL, Chicago - Cleanup Club Chicago

      Join Yale Chicago and other community members to help create a cleaner Chicago!

      All Yale Alumni and friends are invited to participate! Volunteering is also open to families with children ages 8+.

      Informal brew pub after-party to follow for participants aged 21+ (details TBD).

      Please register with Yale Chicago AND you also must email Cleanup Club Chicago directly prior to the event. They will then send you an EventBrite link and a waiver form for you to complete. Cleanup Club Chicago will also provide further details about the precise event location, supplies, attire, and so forth.

      Alexandra Newman '05

      Clean Up Chicago 

      Thank you to Yale alum Erica Weeder '87 for helping to organize this Yale Day of Service 2022 event!

    • May 21
      1:30PM – 4:00PM
      Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-21T13:30:00 2022-05-21T16:00:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: MA, Lincoln - Drumlin Farm Sustainable Crop Maintenance (RESCHEDULED TO JUNE 11)

      *Please note: this event has been rescheduled to June 11, 1:30-4pm*

      Volunteers will meet with the Drumlin Farms crops staff and help the farmers with the most pressing needs of the day – transplanting, weeding, and/or thinning. Our crops manager will start with a short educational discussion on our sustainable farming techniques.

      This opportunity can accommodate up to 20 volunteers.  Volunteers must be 13+, though volunteers often bring a second adult and their children to enjoy and explore the farm while we work. Sturdy clothes, work gloves and hat/sunscreen are recommended but not required. 

      Who's Coming?

      Contact: Julia Rickert '97, '05 MBA

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  • Sunday 5/22/22

    • May 1, 12:00AM – May 31, 11:59PM
      Write from anywhere
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-01T00:00:00 2022-05-31T23:59:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: OH, Cleveland OH (Virtual) - Love for the Elderly for the month of May

      We reprise our 2020 and 2021 Yale CLE Virtual Day of Service project contributing letters of love to the elderly in need of uplift and encouragement.  In 2020, we helped set a record for the nonprofit started by Jacob Cramer, '22 (Ben Franklin) -- 14,234 letters of love sent to 233 senior communities in the United States, UK, Australia and Canada. The Cleveland effort sparked national and international interest. See some of the photos of appreciative recipients, letter writers and helpers at the project's Instagram account.

      This virtual project is again part of our Yale CLE Day of Service, now marking its 14th year. So, take a moment anytime in the month of May to handwrite 14 more letters of love, warmth and encouragement (large, legible writing please!), keeping away from religion, politics and personal topics, illustrate with colorful art, if you care to do so, and mail with their envelopes to

      Love for our Elders
      P.O. Box 24248
      Cleveland, Ohio 44124

      Visit the organization's website to see examples of great letters and learn more about the organization. Or reach out to Jacob Cramer.

      Co-Sponsors: Yale Alumni Association of Cleveland, AAAYA Northeast Ohio Chapter, GSAA, YBAA

    • May 7, 12:00AM – May 31, 11:59PM
      Tarrant Area Food Bank
      Add to Calendar 2022-05-07T00:00:00 2022-05-31T23:59:00 America/New_York Yale Day of Service: TX, Fort Worth - YCFW Virtual Food Drive

      Yale Club of Fort Worth will hold a monthlong Virtual Food Drive for Tarrant Area Food Bank, which distributes food to pantries in 13 counties. Summer is a difficult time of year for food banks. The reason? Families with children who had been receiving free or reduced-cost breakfast and/or lunch at school need to find a way to replace those meals during summer break. So they turn to their local food bank or pantry for assistance.

      Every $1 you donate will provide food for 5 meals. Your support truly makes a difference in the lives of our neighbors in need. Our YCFW goal is to raise $1,000 or 5,000 meals. Our campaign will end on May 31.

      To participate in YCFW's Yale Day of Service, please donate at our YCFW page.

      Thanks for you support!

      Contact: Maricar Estrella Parent '23