Community Service

“Service to others is one of the joys and responsibilities that comes with a Yale education. The way our alumni come together around the globe to express the values that we all share is an inspiration to me and many others on campus.”

– President Peter Salovey ’86 PhD

Yale graduates continue to make an impact in the communities that they call home. Through volunteerism and mentoring we share our time, experience and energy and continue our commitment to improving the lives of all.

The annual Yale Day of Service serves as the year’s most important event. Launched in 2009, the global Yale Day of Service is one of a number of service opportunities for Yale alumni to lead by sharing their time and talents to make a difference.

For more information regarding community service projects, ideas or to volunteer, please send an email to

Yale Day of Service

On a single day of each year, usually in May, Yale Alumni, family and friends around the world participate in service-oriented projects, uniting local alumni for a community enhancing cause.
2014 saw over 4000 volunteers participate in 251 Service Sites in 42 states and in 20 countries. 94% of participants felt that they made a real difference in their community.
For the past several years, the YAAM has volunteered efforts to assist KIPP Baltimore (, an “open enrollment college-preparatory public school dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life”. Working side by side with students and faculty, our volunteers, prepared and planted several wonderful perennial gardens and assisted with a general clean up and beautification of the entire campus. ( Previous Day of Service events have included a day preparing oyster reef balls with members of the Maryland Oyster Restoration Center (ORC) of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (
The date for the 2015 Yale Day of Service is Saturday, May 9, 2015.
Please consider joining us for Yale Day of Service, 2015 on Saturday, May 9th. This is a terrific way for Maryland Alumni to work side by side with fellow alumni to make communities better. For many alumni, the program provides the opportunity to share this value with their children (and grandchildren) through example – and fun! – as they work together on projects where they live.
If you have an idea for an event in your neighborhood, please contact us at and visit the Yale Day of Service Organizer’s Toolbox for more information and “how to’s”.