The Upper Valley Young Professionals (UVYP) is a free group that seeks to help young people in the Upper Valley region of NH & VT make social and professional connections and get more involved in the UV community.
UVYP offers free and low-cost social events, professional development opportunities, volunteer events, and resources to help local young people explore the area, find jobs, make friends, and develop a strong sense of community.
Anyone who is 20-40 years old (near-peers are welcome) and lives and/or works in the Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont or surrounding areas is eligible to join UVYP. We strive to be an inclusive community where everyone feels welcome.
It is free to join UVYP! To be a member, you just have to meet the criteria above and you have to do something to opt in to community (come to an event, join Discord, etc.).
Most of our events are free or low cost. We do not charge you, but sometimes we will go to a community event where there is a ticket price and guests will be expected to purchase their own ticket. At happy hour events, we usually provide light appetizers and leave it to guests to purchase additional food and drink independently if they want.
Our goal is to make our events as inclusive and affordable as possible. We are in the process of establishing a financial aid fund for members who are unable to attend our events due to cost. More information is coming soon!
Yes! Visit the Join UVYP page for more information. Get a head start on learning about the area!
P.S. If you’re looking for housing, we have some sites listed in the Resources tab of our Insider’s Guide to the Upper Valley. We recommend looking at the guide on a computer instead of a mobile device.
UVYP is run by a Steering Committee made up of 7 volunteers: UVYP Chair, Community Development Chair, Events Chair, Marketing and Communications Chair, Operations Chair, Professional Development Chair, and Special Projects Chair. See who is on the Steering Committee.
UVYP is part of the Upper Valley Business Alliance (UVBA) which provides funding and support.
Any young professional in the UV region can join a UVYP subcommittee as long as there are open seats on the committee. In that role, you would help plan social events, organize professional development opportunities, manage UVYP social media, and help with special projects. After you’ve served on a subcommittee for at least 6 months, you are eligible to join the Steering Committee in a vacant role.