Young Professionals United

 Members of Young Professionals United are individuals between the ages of 18 and 35 committed to creating positive change in Central Minnesota through volunteerism, advocacy, and philanthropy. As a group of young professionals and emerging leaders, members work with United Way of Central Minnesota to get involved and better the community through a variety of volunteer projects, networking, and professional development opportunities.

Why Should You Get Involved?

  • Learn about key issues impacting Central Minnesota
  • Network with other young professionals and connect with a variety of community members
  • Participate in volunteer opportunities with peers, supporting United Way of Central Minnesota programs and partners
  • Get connected with professional development opportunities through our partner, Young Professionals of St. Cloud
  • Make a positive impact in the community by being an agent of change

Join our Facebook group to receive updates and information or contact Theresa Farrell, (320)229-3513 or email.


A Cup of T


Monthly Young Professionals United Blog


Upcoming Events


A listing of upcoming events for local young professionals


Frequently Asked Questions


Q: Do I have to be a donor in order to get involved?

A: You do not have to be a donor to United Way in order to participate. We realize that many young professionals want to give of their time and talents, and we want to make sure that anyone who is interested in participating is able.

Q: Is there a fee or membership requirement to join?

A: There is no membership requirement or fee to be involved in Young Professionals United. YPU will host volunteer opportunities every other month, and if you want to participate you can, but there are no required meetings you have to attend. Basically, you control how much or how little you want to be involved.

Q: What does a typical volunteer opportunity look like?

A: At least every other month, Young Professionals United hosts a specific volunteering opportunity for young people in Central Minnesota. Since our bus tour kick off in June of 2015, we’ve hosted a variety of volunteer opportunities around the community. Here are some highlights:
Canvas Painting for a Cause
Toys for Tots
Tie Blankets and Holiday Baskets


Sponsor Young Professionals United


Young Professionals United is looking for sponsors for our bi-monthly volunteer events. Sponsors would receive an opportunity to speak to our young professionals at the event, recognition on social media and on our website, and engage the emerging leaders at their workplace in Young Professionals United. Contact Theresa Farrell, (320)229-3513 or email for more information about these opportunities.


Young Professional Leaders


Young Professional Leaders are donors between the ages of 18 and 35 who give a gift of $250 or more per year. Our Young Professional Leaders receive benefits such as public acknowledgements, invitations to exclusive volunteer opportunities, and a thank you event in June. Click here to give and become a Young Professional Leader!