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Learn from Leaders of Volunteers – October 2019

PIN – The People and Information Network believes in the importance of Leaders of Volunteer Involvement; the skill, support and the spirit that provides vital leadership and mobilizes volunteers into action.   Our Volunteer Managers Network has been a strong network of leaders of volunteers since 2011. In the last 8 years, this community of…

Jeff is creating lasting change

” Creating lasting change doesn’t happen as the results of your individual actions but rather by the reactions from those actions carried out by others you can captivate along the way.” – Jeff Leask. Improving Lives.  Building Community. Through his volunteer support as a United Way Campaign Lead, Jeff Leask is a champion of change,…

The Volunteer Manager’s Network Changed My Career

Volunteerism in our neighbourhoods and communities is a common thread in the fabric of our country. According to Statistics Canada, 12.7 million Canadians or 44% of people volunteer on average 154 hours per year (2013); astounding contributions that has visible impact in our communities. Think about your community. Volunteer impact is everywhere. Coaching, recreation programs,…

Dr. Winegard Award Winners!

The Honourable Dr. William Winegard (September 17, 1924 – January 31, 2019) University of Guelph President 1967-1975, embodied the community spirit that is so prevalent at the University of Guelph. The Dr. William Winegard Exemplary Volunteer Involvement Awards are in celebration and honour of Dr. Winegard and named on his behalf. Recognizing the contributions of…

Volunteering set me up to be successful with my future goals.

Volunteering can take many variations throughout one’s life even for those who are, or have been, in the volunteer engagement sector. “I had completed college and was almost done my university degree. I was still feeling uncertain about my future path” says Katrina Burch, Team Lead, Mental Health Promotion and Education Services, Canadian Mental Health…

PIN is on the Move!

            After more than 15 years at 46 Cork Street East, PIN will be re-locating at the end of July to Old Quebec Street Shoppes.  Old Quebec Street is a hub for Guelph residents; an internal village in the heart of downtown Guelph with roots dating back more than 175…

I Believe Volunteering Is Very Rewarding.

“As an immigrant, I have a zest for supporting other immigrants” says Maryam Motia. “this yearning is also rooted in my academic background and pre-migration experiences. I obtained my Master’s in Counselling in Iran and used to work as a family counsellor with immigrants and refugees from diverse ethnicities.” As a result of her experience…

The Tools You Need!

It is versatile. It easy to use. You will not need a toolbox or a superhero cape! We have the tools you need to be find a meaningful volunteer opportunity.  Here are the deets: Subscribe! Receive 5 new volunteer opportunities directly to your inbox each week.   Create! By creating a profile, you choose your preferences…

Annual Report 2018 – 2019

Our Annual General Meeting was held on June 25, 2019 at Skyline Group of Companies. The corresponding annual report features highlights from 3 pillars of work by PIN, The People and Information Network. Some highlights include: 78 volunteers helped shovel snow for 173 seniors and persons with disabilities there are 1,330 information records on essential…

Dom Brightens The Day!

“I am a happy person to be with them” says Domenic Scorziello, ” it makes me feel good, like I am accomplishing something.” Volunteering with St. Joseph’s Health Centre began 19 years ago when Domenic volunteered to assist with gardening, a leisure interest that provides enjoyment to this day. When St. Joseph’s Health Centre (formerly…