Large goup of volunteers stand in front of hoop houses at Potawot at YES Serve-a-Thon

Large group of volunteers at Serve-a-Thon on Cesar Chavez Day, Spring 2023


Join us for a volunteer event on Cesar Chavez Day!

Serve-a-Thon is an annual Y.E.S. volunteer event in honor of Cesar Chavez Day and marks the finale to our annual fundraiser. Cesar Chavez Day is a state holiday, however many Cal Poly Humboldt students, staff and faculty choose to support Y.E.S. and share their time to make a positive impact in the community! We are proud to partner with the Potawot Community Food Garden for this event. 

Event Information

  • Date: Monday, April 1st from 9:30am-12:30pm 
  • Projects: Weeding, native herb garden tending, orchard care and more! Outside projects only (rain or shine)
  • Location: 3500 Ribeiro Lane, Arcata
  • More information: Y.E.S. will email you information about transportation and recommended clothing to help you prepare for this volunteer project. Please check your campus email leading up to the event date. 

Register for this Volunteer Event

Purpose and History of Y.E.S. Serve-a-Thon

In just one day student volunteers and Y.E.S. staff collectively contribute about 200-300 hours to the Potwaot Community Food Garden. Potawot Community Food Garden is part of the United Indian Health Services (UIHS) and volunteers support garden projects that provide healthy food access to UIHS clients.

Serve-A-Thon is the Y.E.S. annual fundraiser that helps our program continue to operate and thrive. 

Gifts to Y.E.S. (Youth Educational Services) touch many lives through our student-led volunteer programs offered in collaboration with local schools and community organizations. Y.E.S. programs are designed to meet local needs and provide our student volunteers with important teamwork and leadership experience.

Make a donation to Y.E.S. (click here)

  • Gifts made to Y.E.S. on Cal Poly Humboldt Giving Day, April 3rd, will be matched up to $1,000 per donation)