Vice President of Operations, Proforma BrandCentric Solutions
Last Friday, the Raleigh Young Professionals Network held its biannual service day. This year, members assisted groups such as the North Carolina Museum of Art, Read and Feed, and Marbles Kids Museum. The day started off at Carolina Café in Cameron Village. YPN members were able to get some coffee, pick up a special t-shirt, as well as chat with fellow volunteers. This was a great networking opportunity, and allowed members to meet each other before starting for the day.
Once everyone had their fill of caffeine, members dispersed to their respective events. Attendees did tasks ranging from ranking and composting, to tying glitter-filled balloons. In a poll of members who attended, many enjoyed the personal satisfaction of volunteering, as well as meeting fellow YPN members. Several members learned more about the causes they chose to assist, and at least one member even expressed an interest in volunteering with their cause more in the future.
At the end of the morning, members reconvened at Morgan Street Food Hall for lunch. This gave everyone the opportunity to further network, and try some great local restaurants. All in all, it was a phenomenal event. Next time you feel like giving back, be sure to join forces with YPN for an awesome experience.