The Young Professionals Committee (YPC) of the Volunteer Referral Center (VRC) is a group of New Yorkers, usually under the age of 40, who are dedicated to promoting the traditions of philanthropy and volunteerism that are the hallmark of VRC.
The YPC offers members many different opportunities to contribute to the new generation of leadership at VRC. Members may choose to volunteer their time in service to VRC, dedicating their skills and talents to fundraising, event planning, web development, and marketing and public relations; additionally, YPC members may participate in organized, group community service events both at the Volunteer Referral Center and throughout the city. The YPC also organizes networking and fundraising events in support of the VRC mission.
You may participate in YPC activities according to your own schedule and level of interest, volunteering for causes you care about, meeting new people with similar interests, and honing your leadership skills in an atmosphere that truly values your help in fostering the spirit of service and volunteerism.
Please join our mailing list to receive information on our upcoming events and group volunteer activities. The YPC is the perfect resource for you, your friends, family members, and colleagues to keep up-to-date on the many fun and meaningful ways you can support the Volunteer Referral Center and give back to your community.
If you are interested in joining the Volunteer Referral Center’s Young Professionals Committee, or if you would like more information, please feel free to call us at (212) 889-4805, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Up Coming Events 2012
Fall Meet and Greet
September 9th at The Public House Pub from 5-8pm
Room to Grow Sorting Party
November 2nd at Room to Grow from 5:30-7:30pm
"The Feast" Hosted By The Center for Hearing and Communications
October 24th at Chelsa Piers from 7-10pm
Blizzard Boxes at God's Love We Deliver
December 18th from 9am-12 noon
In December 2010, the YPC continued their tradition by participating in the annual MY HERO GALA FOR AIDS INTERNATIONAL held as part of the World Aids Day. This year the event took place at the Puck Building in Manhattan.
In December 2009, the YPC participated in the annual FUNDRAISING GALA OF CAHIRTY:WATER . The event was held at the Metropolitan Pavillion in Manhattan and sucuessfully raised over $1 million!
In December 2009, the YPC participated in the MY HERO GALA FOR AIDS INTERNATIONAL that was held as part of the World Aids Day at the Puck Building in Manhattan.
In January 2007, theYPC organized a Pizza and Bingo Party at a Service Center for Homeless People at the Neighborhood Coalition for Shelter. Our volunteers arranged a pizza lunch, which the clients of the center appreciated very much. After lunch, there was time to play bingo and award prizes to the winners.
In February 2007, the YPC joined a project from Free Arts NYC and Children's Aid Society. YPC volunteers were each paired with a child ages 5 to 12. Together they would go through several theme based recreational activities.
In March 2007, our event was at the Sarah Powell Huntington House, a family reunification residence of the Women's Prison Association. The residence is for homeless women who have been in the criminal justice system and one of the goals of the program is to reunite these women with their children. The event, an Eggstravaganza, included the decorating of eggs, making baskets, and an egg hunt.
In April 2007, VRC attended the NYC Youth Volunteer Expo, "Dare To Be Involved" which was sponsored by ELLEGirl Magazine and WB11. The cause was getting young people involved in volunteer work and thus helping to create the next generation of volunteers and ultimately philanthropists and civic leaders. YPC volunteers helped staffing the information table at the entrance to the Expo and provided general information to attendees about the Expo. Our volunteers also promoted VRC.
In May 2007, the Young Professional Volunteers helped out at the "hottest sale in town": Lighthouse's POSH sale, where savvy New Yorkers pick up all their gently used designer clothes at bargain rates. The YPC helped organizing and setting up tables of clothing for sale. It was a great opportunity to help the Lighthouse which supports programs and services for the visually impaired while also being part of this NYC fashion event!
In July 2007,YPC organized a Picnic in the park for residents of Carnegie East House for Seniors. YPC volunteers took the residents to a park nearby and had a nice lunch. The residents enjoyed the time outside, the attention and the lunch.
For more information, or if you would like to be placed on the YPC mailing list, please send an email to email@example.com, or give us a call at (212) 889-4805.
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