5/11 - Yale Day of Service: Navigating Career Choices Conference

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:15 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Technology Access Foundation’s Bethaday Community Learning Space, 605 SW 108th Street, Seattle

Previously known as the “Do You” Youth Development Conference, “Navigating Career Choices” is an opportunity for youth in grades 6-12 to gain insight on how to prepare for the college application process. Volunteers will guide students through exercises and workshops that can help them achieve success in post-secondary education.

Student participants will have the opportunity to meet and work with leaders in the community from different industries while gaining skills that enhance their toolbox for post-secondary success.

Alumni volunteers will serve as panel members or as workshop facilitators on topics ranging from being your authentic self, the college application process and career development. Through these efforts, “Do You” volunteers will share their experiences while serving as mentors for youth in their community. This event is organized through a partnership between the Yale Black Alumni Association and the Stanford Black Alumni Association.

As in past years, it may be possible to participate in a morning or afternoon shift should your schedule require it. Please contact the organizer(s) for more information.

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5/11 - Yale Day of Service: Bainbridge Island Land Trust

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Bainbridge Island Land Trust, 187 Parfitt Way, Bainbridge Island

Hop on a ferry with views of Mt. Rainier and Mt. Baker or drive down the street to visit one of Bainbridge Island Land Trust’s premier conservation properties.  You’ll get a morning of exclusive access to private lands set aside for their ecological value and aesthetic radiance while you help restore nature’s balance by removing ivy and other invasive species, piling up the debris, and watching the land return to a simpler time.  Bring your own gloves, and land trust staff will bring loppers and other tools for working the soil.

Staff from Bainbridge Island Land Trust will provide an interpretive tour to highlight the significance of this land and our work on it.  Trust lands include wildland trails, ponds, forests, and meadows providing habitat for deer, beavers, waterfowl, coyotes, raccoons, and myriad species of beloved birds.  Check out some of the special spaces on their website:

To date, the Land Trust has helped to protect nearly 1,400 acres of vulnerable forestlands, wetlands, meadows, shorelines, agricultural lands, scenic vistas, and land near lakes, ponds and streams, the majority of which are open to the public. The Land Trust holds 48 conservation easements – 42 on private property and 6 on publicly-owned properties – encompassing 763 acres, with an additional 146 acres owned by the Land Trust outright. Through Land Trust acquisitions or with Land Trust assistance, 464 acres are preserved as public parks and natural areas.

TIME:  10:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.  MAY 11, 2019.  Rain or shine.

TRANSPORTATION:  Pick-up from the Seattle-Bainbridge ferry available:  call Jason at 360.581.3636.  FREE FERRY FARE to the first 10 Yale Day of Service participants who request it.  Ferries leave Seattle at approximately 7:55 and 8:55, but check latest ferry schedule.

PARKING:  Meet at 187 Parfitt Way, Bainbridge Island, WA, to carpool to site.  Parfitt Way is just a 15-minute walk from the ferry terminal.

LUNCH:  free pizza and soda will be available at 12:30 P.M.

TO BRING:  gloves, a reusable water bottle, and clothes you can get dirty (e.g., old long-sleeved shirt and jeans).

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5/11 - Yale Day of Service: Northwest Harvest

When: Saturday, May 11, 2019 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Northwest Harvest Kent Warehouse, 22220 68th Avenue South, Kent

Help support Northwest Harvest in its mission to eliminate hunger in our area, by sorting food and repackaging bulk food into family sized portions for distribution to food banks and food programs.

This food is distributed throughout a network of more than 375 food banks, meal programs, and high need schools throughout the state.

Orientation will begin promptly at the start of each shift and is required for all volunteers. Please arrive a few minutes early to get signed in. It is important that all volunteers start and finish together. Our work is done assembly-line fashion and all volunteers work as a team.

Our minimum age is 9 years old or 3rd grade and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Carpooling is recommended.  Parking is free, but space is limited.

JEWELRY: Please leave ALL jewelry, including watches and Fitbits, at home.  Jewelry may not be worn while packing food.  (Rings and medical jewelry are okay.)

SHOES: Closed-toe shoes are required.  (No sandals or flip flops of any kind permitted—including sandals with socks.)  Volunteers without closed-toe shoes will not be able to participate.

CLOTHING: Sleeves must completely cover underarms.  Tank tops, sleeveless shirts, and even cap sleeves are not permitted in the food packing rooms.  (Short sleeves are fine as long as underarms are completely covered.). Volunteers should be prepared to wear a hair net and gloves during their shift with us.

WHEN NOT TO COME:  The safety and wholesomeness of the food we handle is always our primary concern, and we ask that you please do not come if you are sick.

PERSONAL ITEMS:  Please do not bring items of value with you.  While we do have lockers available, there may not be enough to accommodate every volunteer.  Northwest Harvest cannot be responsible for lost or stolen items.

Help Wanted Now!

When: Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 - Tuesday, Dec 31, 2019 All Day

Are you an alumnus interested in giving back to the Yale community on a local and national level? If so, Yale Seattle is seeking new volunteers!  Whether you’re looking for just a one-time volunteering opportunity or an on-going engagement, reach out to us at for further details. A few roles we’re looking to fill:

Tech Leads – Yale Seattle is in dire need of someone(s) to maintain our website, send out newsletters, update our social media, and manage all things tech related.

Steering Committee Members – Be a part of the strategic planning for Yale Seattle by coordinating special projects, organizing upcoming events, and expanding Yale Seattle membership.

Alumni Interviewers – Interested in meeting bright, passionate high school students and interviewing them for Yale?  Sign up at!

Yale Day of Service Coordinator – Assist in locating and enlisting nonprofit organizations as host sites for the 10th Annual Yale Day of Service happening May 11, 2019.

Event Planner – We’re looking for community builders who want to spearhead an event.  You can plan one of our annual events or create your own!

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