What’s Happening

Marlene is a tireless force!

‘Marlene Allen is a tireless force.  She never stops moving and will do anything for anyone.’ says Brendan Johnson, Executive Director, Guelph Neighborhood Support Coalition (GNSC). Marlene Allen has been a key volunteer at the North End Harvest Market (NEHM) for the over 5 years.  The Market is a free fresh produce market for those…

Rachelle is truly a dream volunteer!

“WE Breastfeed & Chestfeed is a great place for me to volunteer because I enjoy serving others, it is inclusive of my family and I love to learn. I find it is a very welcoming and supportive place to be, especially when I was struggling.” says Rachelle Sloot.  “I feel appreciated as a volunteer and…

Annual Report 2019 – 2020

Our first ever virtual Annual General Meeting was held on June 23, 2020. The corresponding annual report features highlights from 3 pillars of work by PIN – The People and Information Network. Some highlights include: 92 volunteers helped shovel snow for 109 seniors and persons with disabilities there are 1,240 information records on essential human…

Joan is a star!

Over the years, Joan Burnett has been an avid volunteer and after her recent retirement, she was ready to begin giving back once again. In October 2019 after attending a health show at Palmerston Arena, Joan approached Kelsey Richardson, Meals on Wheels Coordinator at VON, a non-profit, charitable home and community care organization. Joan requested…

Cheers to Volunteers!

On this last day of National Volunteer Week, we give a hearty cheer and many thanks to volunteers, we recognize the impact you have. The commitment, dedication, care and compassion are the core of caring communities and you are an inspiration. Thank you. The future is in our hands; all of us. Every time we…

A ‘Time to Give’

This morning our team is filled with thoughts of our Time to Give Breakfast originally scheduled for today. Volunteerism is a vital resource in this country, with nearly 13 million volunteers, their contribution is valued at $55.9 billion (2017), equivalent to 2.6 per cent of GDP. It is noted that if volunteering were an industry,…

Your Hobby + Volunteering!

Your hobby will tell us your ideal volunteer opportunity! Who says volunteering can’t be fun?  At PIN, we match potential volunteers based on the right fit, which includes a recognition of your hobbies and interests.  Volunteering is a fabulous way to try something new, gain interesting skills and even develop your hobbies.  Identify your interest…

5 FAQ about Volunteering

We believe that everyone has something to contribute to our community. Through our online database, out reach and in-office support, we talk to many people who have lots of questions. Here are our top 5 that may help you get started: Start with Why! Why do I want to volunteer? Asking yourself why in fact…

Safety and Self Care

Volunteers are the core of caring communities. They show their support through commitment, dedication and a willingness to support through busy times, challenging times and even now in times of community distress with COVID. Volunteers want to help but a core area of focus is safety and self care; physical distancing is the recommended course…

Virtual Volunteering

As Canada’s National Volunteer Week progresses, we shine a spotlight on the variety of volunteer opportunities available.  Volunteering encompasses many areas and can include ‘virtual volunteering’.  From the comfort of your home, you can volunteer virtually with the use of a computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. Virtual volunteering welcomes individuals to engage in one-time, short-term…