Volunteer Stories

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,…

Congratulations to the 2021 Dr. Winegard Award Winners!

The Dr. William Winegard Exemplary Volunteer Involvement Awards recognize significant community involvement and charitable activities, beyond what an individual does as an employee or student of the University. Further, they recognize those activities that enrich the connection between the University of Guelph and the broader community. Dr. William Winegard (September 17, 1924-January 31, 2019), was…

Volunteers support ‘Lending is the New Spending’.

“A world where communities find joy in sharing; the mission of the Guelph Tool Library is fueled by volunteers with a passion for sustainability, zero waste lifestyle, poverty reduction, and fighting climate change. Operating since 2016, the Guelph Tool Library has over 500 members and an inventory of over 1000 tools. Voluntary efforts have supported…

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…

Thank you Sundal!

As PIN wraps up our Youth Engagement Project, PIN is highlighting one participant who participated in all aspects of the Project. The Youth Engagement Project took place through the summer months and into the Fall and finished with a Virtual Youth Summit. The Project aimed to engage youth in volunteering and to obtain Community Involvement…

Celebrating Leaders of Volunteers! #IVMDay21

November 5 – International Volunteer Managers Day International Volunteer Managers Day (IVMDay) was founded and observed for the first time in 1999. IVMDay was developed in order to bring recognition to individual Managers of Volunteers and their roles in the mobilization and support of the world’s volunteers. PIN is grateful for the skills, expertise and…

Service with a Smile! Thank you Bruce

  “Since the early days of the pandemic, Bruce has been volunteering with The SEED as a Delivery Driver, delivering groceries in our refrigerated van.” says Madeline Barber, Community Resources Coordinator at The SEED. “Bruce comes at least once a week (usually even more) to take the food from our community food warehouse out to…

Youth Volunteer Volunteer Spotlight – Thank you Bodhana!

  PIN facilitated a Youth Engagement Project, which took place over the summer to engage youth and support them to obtain Community Involvement hours. This project was funded by the City of Guelph through the Emergency Grant.    The project provided youth with the opportunity to work with PIN through curaCitted volunteer opportunities for youth and DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Volunteer Opportunities; a unique…

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…