What’s Happening

Become a COVID Community Changemaker!

Become a COVID Community Changemaker!PIN – The People and Information Network leading volunteer recruitment initiative. As a result of the City of Guelph Emergency Fund, PIN will lead a volunteer recruit and deploy initiative to support local nonprofits and charities with COVID volunteer needs. “In recent Volunteer Canada research, 56% of respondents who submitted an…

Jane Volunteers With Grace and Pleasure

 ‘I believe the arts make a place special and help us understand our lives.  I love seeing the community embrace the arts because of our work. Whether it’s by attending events, buying creative work or donating money, seeing creative workers get recognition and remuneration for their work is so gratifying.’ says Jane Litchfield.  Jane is…

Community Benefit Sector Survey

With thanks to The Guelph Community Foundation and the United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin Respond, Recover, Rebuild Fund, PIN is launching a Community Benefit Sector Survey to learn about the local impact of COVID, the needs we have now and into the future in Guelph and Wellington County. The survey should be completed by a…

Volunteer Centres: An Untapped Resource

An Open Letter From Volunteer Centres Across Canada. Volunteer Centres: An Untapped ResourceWe’re writing this letter, signed by aligned Volunteer Centres in a robust network across the country, to speak up on how meaningful volunteerism is enabled. Canadians volunteer more than anywhere else in the world. Every year, nearly 13 million individuals contribute time to…

“We are deeply grateful”

“If you are wondering if the people who live here in Guelph have the strength to build up our community during a global pandemic, look no further than the beautiful example that volunteers at Chalmers Community Services Centre (CCSC) have shown these last few months.” says Sarah Dermer, CCSC’s Program & Volunteer Coordinator. “We are…

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…