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Volunteer Screening Q&A Sessions

Volunteer Screening. What is it. Why do we do it. What do I need to know.  Join in to one or more of our Fall Volunteer Screening Q&A Sessions with our colleague, Emily Vincent, BestMatch Program Coordinator.  Many questions surround screening of volunteers. PIN is here to help with education, 1:1 consultation and knowledge resources…

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…

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

“The Survivors’ Flag is an expression of remembrance, meant to honour residential school Survivors and all the lives and communities impacted by the residential school system in Canada. Each element depicted on the flag was carefully selected by Survivors from across Canada, who were consulted in the flag’s creation.” Learn more about the importance and…

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…

Corporate Consultative Services

Demand for corporate social responsibility (CSR) is growing. From purchases to choosing companies to work with, individuals are basing decisions on the values and actions of businesses. As we emerge from the pandemic, employee engagement and well-being is imperative. Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV) is an opportunity for employers to support their employees and to contribute…

Volunteer Engagement Services

Volunteer Engagement Services Since 2001, PIN has offered training, consultation and now, Volunteer Engagement Services. We know COVID has had an impact on the sector. In an effort to support organizations both temporarily and long term, PIN has the ability to lead through a fulsome suite of services in 3 packages: Volunteer Recruitment and Initial…

#DoGiveShareGW

      Inspired by the United Nations International Year of the Volunteer in 2001, the inception of PIN – The People and Information Network (formerly the Volunteer Centre of Guelph Wellington) began as a resource for nonprofits and charities and a central hub for volunteerism. “PIN connects people, ideas and information together” says Kim…

LIVE chats! Find us on Instagram

Join us Wednesdays at 12 noon as we explore volunteer opportunities in Guelph Wellington, answer your questions about volunteering  and help you find a meaningful volunteer experience.  Questions you may have? Can I volunteer during COVID? How do I volunteer safely? I need community involvement hours. How do I do that? I would like to…