At both Keuka College (where experiential learning is paramount) and in the local community of Penn Yan, community service and volunteering are huge part of daily life. There are many local service opportunities offered to the students to take part in through the Center for Spiritual Life.
Milly’s Pantry, a local food pantry in town that supplies school children and their families with food for the weekend and month
Christmas for the Needy, a holiday initiative in town to help families around the Christmas season with food, clothing, and presents
MLK Day of Service, an Office of Multicultural Affairs initiative from the College in remembrance of Dr. King to serve others on the day off
Celebrate Service Celebrate Yates, an annual Keuka College tradition and Day of Service throughout all of Yates County
Turkey & CROP Walks, local awareness walks in town to help to fight hunger and raise money to do so
Alternative Spring Break, an opportunity to give back during your Spring Break.
Disaster Relief for Haiti & Japan, Keuka College initiatives through the CSL that raised money through an organization called Shelter Box to help aid in the relief of the disaster-stricken countries of Haiti and Japan
Matthew 25 Project, a Matthew 25 Ministries (out of Cincinnati, OH) initiative that was started on the Keuka College campus by the CSL to collect and recycle medicine/prescription bottles to reuse as sterile containers in third-world countries globally
Adopt a Platoon, the CSL and Keuka College adopted 2 platoons that were deployed from New York state and provided care packages (filled with food, supplies, letter and cards) periodically throughout the school year from student, faculty and staff donations