Celebrate Service...    Celebrate Yates

Sunday, April 23, 2023


Sign Up to Volunteer*    Non-Profit Registration    Sponsor Interest Form


*Pre-Register by March 27 to receive a T-Shirt at check-in the day of the event!

For more than 22 years, Keuka College and 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 the College and local merchants who underwrite costs, CSCY volunteers join hands each spring, 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 a few 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. 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. 

The 2023 Annual CSCY Day of Service will be held on Sunday, April 23 from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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 worksites to conduct community service from 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Volunteers who pre-register by Monday, March 27 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 email [email protected]

Sponsored by:

  • Amity Coffee Co. 
  • AVI Fresh 
  • Bank of the Finger Lakes
  • Camp Arey
  • Century 21
  • Climbing Bines Hop Farm & Brewery
  • Coach & Equipment 
  • Community Bank N.A.
  • Douglas B Miles Agency
  • Finger Lakes Health 
  • Finger Lakes Premier Properties
  • Friendly's 
  • Hampton Inn, Penn Yan 
  • Keuka College
  • Keuka College, Office of Community Relations
  • KC Community Associates Board
  • Knapp & Schlappi 
  • LNB Banking
  • Loyal Order of Moose 
  • Mac's Dairy Bar 
  • Mike Castner's Garage
  • Paw Print Services at KC
  • Penn Yan Elks Lodge #1722
  • Penn Yan Plumbing & Heating
  • Roto Salt
  • Skyline Trading Post 
  • Steve Shannon Tire & Auto Center
  • Stork Insurance Agency 
  • The Windmill Farm & Craft Market 
  • Yates County Chamber of Commerce
  • Yates Community Center 
  • Yates Transit Service Inc.