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Alumni across the globe organized service projects for our day of service on May 18, 2013. We thank all 1,700+ volunteers who participated in these events.

Have some photos or stories to share from your day of service? Send your highlights to beyondthefarm@stanford.edu.

Visit the Stanford Alumni Facebook page to see images from the 2013 day of service.

Save the date! Join in again on May 17, 2014 as alumni make an impact on their local communities!

Whether you choose to bring your family, work alongside fellow alums or volunteer on your own, you will find plenty of opportunities to create change Beyond the Farm.

  • Meet fellow alums in your area. Make an impact while having a great time getting to know alumni—right in your backyard!
  • Volunteer with your family. Many projects are kid-friendly. Check listings to see which might be best for yours.
  • Serve solo—while making a difference together. Want to volunteer on your own? Make sure your efforts are counted. Let us know about your solo project...

SAA has partnered with CERVIS Tech to manage the registration process for the day of service.

  • Meet fellow alums in your area. Create change while having a great time getting to know alumni—right in your backyard!
  • Volunteer with your family. Many projects are kid-friendly. Check the listings to see which might be best for yours.
  • Serve solo—while making a difference together. Want to volunteer on your own? Make sure your efforts are counted.
    Let us know about your solo project...
  • Whether you choose to bring your family, work alongside fellow alums or volunteer on your own, you'll find plenty of opportunities to create change Beyond the Farm.
  • SAA has partnered with CervisTech to manage the registration process.

Want to see more Beyond the Farm volunteers in action?
Watch more on YouTube »

A sample of what alumni have accomplished

  • Helping Kids

    • Packed art supplies to improve arts education in underfunded schools
    • Inspired a love of learning by reading to elementary school children
    • Spruced up a playground for children at a homeless shelter
  • The Environment

    • Gave indigenous habitat a chance to flourish at a National Park by planting native species
    • Brought sparkle back to a local beach with fellow alumni
    • Planted seeds at a farm dedicated to increasing food security in low income neighborhoods
    • Constructed part of a coastal trail in the great outdoors
  • And More...

    • Shared career advice and reviewed resumes with veterans
    • Registered potential donors with the Bone Marrow Donor Registry
    • Baked pies in support of local food banks
    • Entertained senior citizens with the entire family

2014 Service day gallery

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Testimonials

It was a lot of fun meeting and working with other local alumni, especially from the different decades. This definitely should become an annual event!

- Terrill Tanaka '75, project volunteer

It feels great to give something to the community. We received so much more in return.

- Millie Gong, '91, project volunteer