Celebrate Service... Celebrate Yates

Joining Hands Across Our Community

Volunteer by April 5*

*For transport/T-shirt, or group registration

Non-Profit Signup by April 3

To receive volunteers as a 2017 work site

Become a Sponsor

Donate cash or services this year!

For 20 years, Keuka Collegeand the Yates County Chamber of Commerce have collaborated to host Celebrate Service ... Celebrate Yates (CSCY), an annual day of community service which has provided hands-on help to dozens of Yates County non-profit agencies, thanks to hundreds of volunteers from the College and local community. With support from local merchants who underwrite costs, CSCY volunteers join hands on one Sunday each April, serving collectively to meet needs of Yates County nonprofits. CSCY began as a community service initiative conceived by Keuka Circle Fellowship Scholar Tracy Swem Morgan '98 and now stands in testament to years of partnership, support, and goodwill.

There are three ways to participate: College students or community members can sign up to volunteer as an individual or as part of a larger group of volunteers, though each person must pre-register separately. Non-profits can sign up before April 3 to receive volunteers at a local work site. Sponsors can donate cash or in-kind goods and services (such as transportation, water bottles, or similar resources) to defray the costs of coordinating this single-day event. Click the buttons above to get involved!

The 2017 Annual CSCY Day of Service will be held from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sunday, April 23.

Student or community volunteers may enjoy brunch at the Geiser Dining Commons in Dahlstrom Student Center, from 11 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. A brief kick-off and celebration ceremony is held at 1 p.m. before volunteers leave for work sites to conduct community service from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Volunteers who pre-register before Wed. April 5, 2017 will receive a free T-shirt at check-in, and may also receive courtesy transportation to their assigned work site. Individuals or families who missed the cutoff for pre-registration may walk-in as a volunteer on the day of event and enjoy brunch prior to the community service, but will not receive a T-shirt or courtesy transportation. For more information, please contact Mike or Kathy at: [email protected]

Members of the CSCY Planning Team thank our 2016 sponsors: ARC of Yates, Eastview Veterinary Clinic, Eaves Family Dental Group, Ferro Corporation, Five Star Bank, Friendly Dodge, Graphic Connections, Keuka CollegeStudent Senate, Office of Community Relations & Events, and Office of Student Affairs; Keuka SpringVineyards, Knapp & Schlappi, K-Ventures, Longs' Cards & Books, Lyons National Bank, Penn Yan Moose Lodge #2030, Nothnagle Realtors, Penn Yan Community Health, Penn Yan Elks Lodge #1722, Phelps Sungas, Radio Hill Raceway, Stork Insurance Agency, and the Tony Collins '77 Golf Classic.

The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll
New York College of Distinction
The Financial Engineer style=
National College of Distinction
Money Magazine's Best Colleges
America's Best Nursing Schools