Meet Humboldt State's Y.E.S.

Youth Educational Services (Y.E.S.) is a home to 14-16 student-led community engagement programs that provide opportunities for HSU students to volunteer in local school and community sites.

Since 1968, Y.E.S. student leaders have initiated over 70 programs to address community needs and support community organizations. Student leaders and volunteers contribute their impressive time, talent and passion to Y.E.S. programs and report gaining hands-on learning, new skills, friendship and support, and self-discovery.

Volunteer & Leadership Opportunities

Student involvement at Y.E.S.

Semester-long programs

  • Join a volunteer cohort and regularly attend a local community or school site. Contribute 3-4 hours a week during the semester.
  • Benefits include: learn and bond during weekly program meetings, create meaningful connections with program participants and community sites, and earn 1-Unit or fulfill a Service Learning or Academic Internship through a field placement at Y.E.S.
  • Visit our office and register during the first 2 weeks of each semester.

Short-term projects

  • Looking for a lower commitment option? Join us for weekly drop-in volunteering (1-hour knitting at Y.E.S.). Sign up for Volunteer Opportunity Program (VOP) and attend Saturday service projects (3-4 hour programs once a month).
  • Benefits include: engage in a variety of projects, meet new people, and make a positive difference in a short amount of time.
  • Join any time! Drop-in or sign up for projects that interest you and fit with your schedule.

Volunteer Screening Flow Chart [PDF]