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V2E Series for Youth

With thanks to the City of Guelph, PIN is pleased to offer an enhanced initiative called V2E (Volunteer to Engagement) for youth 14 – 24 years of age. A 6-part training series encompasses core knowledge in addition to opportunities to obtain Community Involvement hours.  This initiative aims to support individuals who identify as youth, Indigenous,…

Volunteerism facing unprecedented change and challenge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  ‘Volunteerism facing unprecedented change and challenge’ Lost volunteers, volunteers not returning and difficulty recruiting new volunteers. Guelph, Ontario | September 16, 2022 |  Since 2020, PIN – The People and Information Network has led an annual Community Benefit Sector Survey to understand the impact of COVID locally. Through these surveys an early…

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…

Your Summer Experience Awaits

Freshly made lemonade. Sand, sun and SUP boards. Trails, trips and summer reading that grips.  Like fireworks and fireflies that brighten the skies, you can spark and sparkle this summer.  Whether you love to explore the great outdoors, prefer an indoor environment, have 1 hour or 20, you can make friends and make a difference…

Annual Report 2021-2022

“PIN has made recruitment of volunteers much easier for organizations. Sharing their resources and expertise in many different areas, training that is offered through PIN and advocacy around many issue has been essential for community organizations.” – Anonymous PIN held its Annual General Meeting virtually on June 23, 2022. The corresponding annual report features highlights our pillars…

Community Dialogue – Volunteer Screening

PIN welcomes you to participate in one of our upcoming Volunteer Screening Community Dialogues aimed at listening and learning to understand the current landscape, gather information and explore the future. In February 2020, PIN held a large community dialogue on volunteer screening and then the pandemic emerged impacting volunteerism, capacity and operations of the community…

Great Canadian Giving Challenge!

Volunteerism is a winner for community. Help us build belonging and community through volunteer involvement. As Guelph Wellington’s Volunteer Centre, PIN is the core connector that seeks to inspire our community to contribute through volunteer involvement. A key central resource that addresses the need of individuals to know where and how to become involved. We…

Volunteer Screening Q&A

 PIN is pleased to welcome you to sign up for our 5 part series: This 5 part series will be a mix of police record check updates, the 10 steps of screening and Q&A.  Each Wednesday (May 18 – June 22 not incl. June 1), two steps will be briefly explored and Emily Vincent, Program…

Congratulations Award Winners!

On Friday, April 29, 2022, PIN – The People and Information Network held its annual ‘Time to Give’ in celebration of National Volunteer Week and the contributions of volunteers. Congratulations 2022 Volunteer Award Winners: Leaders of Tomorrow – Shuk Man Ng, Student Volunteer Connections, University of Guelph Community Volunteer Award – Henry Kielar, Children’s Foundation…