Written By: Claire Brumback, Public Affairs Intern
Volunteers, young professionals and nonprofits (and not to
mention local breweries) gathered at Central Library for IndyHub’s 12th annual
IndyVolved fair, presented by Indianapolis Power and Light Company (IPL) on
June 15. The purpose of this event is to get young professionals more involved
in volunteer work in the Indianapolis community.
their volunteer opportunities and places for Indy’s young talent to plug into
their organizations,” said IndyHub’s Communications Manager Laura Granieri.
Here at IPL, we partner with and sponsor a number of
nonprofits and events in the community that fall under our five giving areas:
arts and culture, community investment, economic development, education and
environment. IndyVolved fits under the community investment umbrella. By
sponsoring an event that will get young professionals more involved in the
community, we are investing in the future of our local nonprofits and the
community as a whole. By getting these people more involved in the community,
they are more likely to continue living and working in Indianapolis.
In addition to partnering with nonprofits as a company, we
encourage our employees to volunteer with them as well. Whether it’s
volunteering onsite or at events or serving on a board, we urge our employees
to take time out of their busy schedules to volunteer in their community.
IndyVolved allowed us to meet up-and-coming professionals as
well as touch base with a lot of our community partners. We even got some new
ideas for employee volunteer opportunities and partnerships and gave out some
Indians tickets and popcorn along the way.
Thanks to everyone who got involved with IndyVolved.