Membership FAQ

How do I become a member?

New members will complete an online application form. Pro-rated fees are available to first time members based on the number of months left in the membership year.

When is membership renewal?

Our membership year is April 1 – March 31 to coincide with our fiscal year. Members are asked to submit payment (by EFT, credit card, cheque or cash) for the approved membership fee, along with updated contact information, by March 31st of each year.

How do we rejoin after we cancelled our membership?

Organizations can rejoin the People and Information Network (PIN) at any time. Please contact Membership Services to rejoin at 519-822-0912 ext 229. The full Agency Membership cost of $196 or Affiliate Membership cost of $96 will be invoiced unless the organization has not been a member for more than 2 years, in which case the prorated membership fees will be applied.

How does the Best Practices in Volunteer Screening Program work?

People and Information Network (PIN) staff will work with nonprofits and charities in Guelph to ensure appropriate volunteer screening policies and procedures are in place, volunteer position descriptions are well defined. In addition, PIN offers online and in-person training around Volunteer Screening.

How do I post a new opportunity to the volunteer database?

Posting a new opportunity to the Volunteer Database is easy with the help of our handy Volunteer Database Tip Sheet . Submit the information about the volunteer opportunity into the appropriate fields, make sure to select a ‘display until’ date and submit. New opportunities are posted regularly to the database.

I cannot find my volunteer opportunities on the database – help!

We store expired volunteer opportunities in the database. They are available upon request. Details on how to update your record will be sent via email.

I cannot find the information I am looking for. Now what?

We can help you find the information you need. Email us and start the conversation, or give us a call at 519-822-0912.

Do you have other services to support Volunteer Engagement?

You have come to the right place.

Our team offers a full suite of services to build capacity and elevate volunteer involvement in your organization. In addition to training and consultation, PIN offers Volunteer Engagement Services.

To learn more, click here.

What is the Best Practices in Volunteer Screening Program?

BestMatch (formerly Best Practices in Volunteer Screening Program) aims to ensure appropriate volunteer screening policies and practices are in place in organizations that serve vulnerable populations.

The Program provides education and one-on-one support to local community benefit organizations about the appropriate use of volunteer screening tools.

Can I take part in professional development opportunities if I am not a People and Information Network (PIN) member?

Yes – you are welcome to join our professional development opportunities! Registration for our communities of practice, like the Volunteer Managers Network and ED Peer Group, are open to members and non-members. Training opportunities through the Waterloo-Wellington Learning Alliance and the PIN Learning Space have a separate fee for non-member participants.