Volunteer Stories

Ontario Thanks Volunteers!

Join us this Thanksgiving and appreciate the millions of volunteers who have stepped up, leaped into action and supported communities through the province including right here at home. PIN is proud to be connected to a vital network of Volunteer Centres in Ontario. We know the value of volunteers. We think you do too. This…

Thank you Carol and Linda!

October 1 is National Seniors Day in Canada, which coincides with the United Nations International Day of Older Persons. This annual day is a way to celebrate the wisdom and the gifts of older adults that have positive impact around the world, in our country and right here at home. In honour of this day…

The enormous effect of volunteers throughout the pandemic cannot be underscored.

Guelph, Ontario | September 1, 2021 | ‘The Value of One, The Power of Many’ was the National Volunteer Week 2021 theme. Celebrated annually in April, National Volunteer Week aims to recognize the efforts of volunteers across Canada. From one person bringing laughter and light to a senior’s day to many volunteers working together to…

COVID did not stop Jair Calva from volunteering!

COVID did not stop Jair Calva from volunteering! With an interest in data and a passion for community, Jair began volunteering with PIN – The People and Information Network during the pandemic virtually. “For me”, shares Jair, “PIN has been a place of opportunities, even in this challenging time that we are facing. In my…

Tracey has found her volunteer experience fulfilling

For almost 4 years, Tracey Darling has volunteered in support of food access with Chalmers Community Services Centre (CCSC) Friday pantry.  Chalmers Community Services Centre offers food, clothing, diapers, bedding, sundry household items and mending to vulnerable people experiencing insecurities in our community. CCSC collaborates with other organizations to work on the larger issue of…

Thirza is a valued member.

“Thirza Armstrong is a valued member of the Guelph Tool Library team” says John Dennis, Guelph Tool Library Coordinator, “she sits on the Steering Committee, coordinates a number of projects, is a librarian, fundraiser, and provides her artistic and creative flair to all her work.” But that is not all. Thirza created the Guelph Tool…

Nawab Azizi answered the Call to Action.

“Nawab has given so much time to his community that he truly deserves this award. He hasn’t been a part of the program for one year yet, but he has already volunteered more than what would be required of him over a 2-year period” says Colten Ura,  Developmental Service Coordinator at Family Counselling and Support…

Rotary in Guelph and Wellington County Celebrates their Volunteers and Community Agencies

The Rotary Clubs of Guelph, Fergus and Elora are proud to celebrate the amazing volunteers and the organizations they serve during this incredible year. To help celebrate 100 years of Rotary in Guelph, and in keeping with Rotary’s commitment to Service above Self, the Rotary Club of Guelph Trillium recognized 100 volunteers who contributed their…

Meghan is making an impact.

“Meghan came to Up and Running Guelph as a volunteer in 2017 and immediately wowed me with her passion for the cause, her kindness and genuinely caring nature, her commitment to our participants, and her absolute dedication to helping our organization grow and sustain its impact in the community.” says Shirley Hunt, Executive Director, Co-Founder,…

Roblin is an exemplary community builder

            Roblin May has been involved with Focus on Nature for 7 years.  She lives down the street from one of its founders and one day while walking their dogs they discussed a possible future at Focus on Nature. Looking for something new after 25 years of volunteering, Roblin started…