Volunteer Stories

Thank you Time to Give Sponsors!

For nearly 20 years, PIN has celebrated volunteerism in our community through our ‘Time to Give’ event. Held during National Volunteer Week each year, this celebration recognizes the powerhouse of volunteerism, appreciates the gifts of time, talent, care and compassion that volunteers bring.  When an individual chooses to volunteer, they are taking action on the…

The Value of Volunteerism and Building Forward Together

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ‘The Value of Volunteerism and Building Forward Together’ Guelph, ON – April 1, 2022  “We are all connected to a volunteer” says Kim Cusimano, executive director at PIN – The People and Information Network. “Your child’s sport coach, your youth’s mentor, meals delivered to your grandfather, drives for your mom’s cancer treatment;…

Caring Community Cards

National Volunteer Week is April 24 – 30, 2022, but we are thanking volunteers all month long with our Caring Community Cards! The cards are valid during April and feature perks and discounts from businesses and organizations that volunteers can redeem. For individuals to receive a card, PIN – The People and Information Network member…

Celebrate with us! It’s ‘Time to Give’

Since 2001, PIN – The People and Information Network (formerly the Volunteer Centre of Guelph Wellington) has been the hub of volunteer engagement in Guelph Wellington.  We believe in the power of volunteerism, the reciprocal benefit of a volunteer experience and the impact volunteer contributions have in our community. As cheerleaders, we recognize the value…

Haley loved writing uplifting ‘Notes of Hope’

“Haley is a super star ‘Notes of Hope’ volunteer. She lives outside of Guelph and was looking for a way to complete her volunteer hours during a pandemic” says Hannah Senitt, Volunteer & Student Coordinator from the Guelph Community Health Centre.   Haley Burnett was looking for a place to volunteer to “spread kindness and give…

Dr. William C. Winegard Awards – Call for Nominations

Honourable Dr. William Charles Winegard September 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…

Community Art Contest!

PIN was pleased to partner with the Here to Help team to engage with community through artistic medium that promotes local Guelph Wellington artists, community and PIN National Volunteer Week Awards. Overview: Instagram contest inviting the local community to submit art or photographs that ’embodies community’ Winning entry receives $500 and promotion through PIN website,…

PIN Volunteer Awards are LIVE!

Volunteers power nonprofits, they fuel the services, programs and events, they provide leadership, mentorship, they deliver core essential needs in our communities. Volunteers coach, entertain, empower, they help children to read, drive your mom for her cancer appointment, deliver Meals on Wheels to your grandfather. They fundraise, plan and execute events; volunteers are woven into…

Nonprofit Sector Appreciation Week 2022

      To the staff, volunteers of nonprofits, PIN says ‘Thank You!  Click here for PIN’s Nonprofit Sector Appreciation Week Media Release .  Learn more from the Ontario Nonprofit Network information listed below and find resources and actions here. What is Nonprofit Appreciation Week 2022?This is a new recognition of Ontario’s nonprofit sector and…

Family Day! #DoGiveShareGW

Family; your immediate family, extended family, friends that are family. Family can come in many forms and are unique to each of us.  Making the choice to volunteer as a family can be a powerful experience. To connect over a shared experience, create traditions and memories, show compassion, kindness and the power of human spirit…