Volunteer Stories

Leadership Change at PIN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE +++++++++++++++++++ Leadership Change at PIN – The People and Information Network PIN appreciates outgoing leadership and appoints Interim Executive Director Guelph, Ontario | December 1, 2022 |  “Since her appointment in 2020,” says Janet Kaufman, Chair at PIN – The People and Information Network, “Kim Cusimano, executive director, has provided outstanding leadership…

New to Volunteering? Volunteer Guides and more!

Contributing through volunteer involvement is good for you and great for community.  Recent Statistics Canada 2018 General Social Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participating (GSS-GVP) in 2018, about 8 in 10 Canadians volunteered their time; “79% of Canadians aged 15 years and older reported volunteering, either as part of an organization or on their own without…

A Community Call to Action

Community Benefit Sector in Guelph Wellington Snapshot A Community Call to Action Guelph, Ontario | November 22, 2022 | Since 2020, PIN – The People and Information Network has led an annual Community Benefit Sector Survey to understand the landscape of nonprofits, charities and grassroots groups that form the socially impactful community benefit sector and…

Grab your shovels, warm your heart and help a neighbour!

Grab your shovels, warm your heart and help a neighbour: Sign up to become a Snow Angel! PIN – The People and Information Network is welcoming residents in Guelph to volunteer as a Snow Angel. In partnership with the City of Guelph, PIN offers a volunteer snow removal service for eligible seniors and persons living…

Richard is one of PIN’s greatest champions!

In 2005, a few years after Richard first discovered the Volunteer Centre of Guelph Wellington, currently PIN – the People and Information Network, he returned to discover what opportunities might be in store for himself. He had recently completed the Volunteer Management Certificate program at Conestoga College and felt it might be a good opportunity…

Holiday Giving Guide Now Available!

“The holiday season is a perfect time to reflect on our blessings and seek out ways to make life better for those around us.” – Terri Marshall Share in the spirit of giving! By donating and/or giving, you can enrich lives in Guelph Wellington. For details on how you can give, visit Holiday Giving Guide…

Do you work with volunteers?

Learn how the 10 Steps of Screening can help you build a solid volunteer engagement program. To support a successful experience for both the volunteer and organization, volunteer screening is an important function. Through PIN’s BestMatch program, we are pleased to offer two sessions on the ’10 Steps of Volunteer Screening’ In this workshop, you…

V2E Series for Youth

With thanks to the City of Guelph, PIN is pleased to offer an enhanced initiative called V2E (Volunteer to Engagement) for youth 14 – 24 years of age. A 6-part training series encompasses core knowledge in addition to opportunities to obtain Community Involvement hours.  This initiative aims to support individuals who identify as youth, Indigenous,…

Volunteerism facing unprecedented change and challenge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  ‘Volunteerism facing unprecedented change and challenge’ Lost volunteers, volunteers not returning and difficulty recruiting new volunteers. Guelph, Ontario | September 16, 2022 |  Since 2020, PIN – The People and Information Network has led an annual Community Benefit Sector Survey to understand the impact of COVID locally. Through these surveys an early…

Dr. Winegard Volunteer Awards Recipients

Honourable Dr. William Charles WinegardSeptember 17, 1924 – January 31, 2019 Veteran, former Guelph MP, and  former University of Guelph President, Officer of the Order of Canada, recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, Lincoln Alexander Medal of Distinguished Service and the Lincoln Alexander Outstanding Leader Award. A supporter of community and an avid volunteer,…