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Caring Community Cards

National Volunteer Week is April 24 – 30, 2022, but we are thanking volunteers all month long with our Caring Community Cards! The cards are valid during April and feature perks and discounts from businesses and organizations that volunteers can redeem. For individuals to receive a card, PIN – The People and Information Network member…

Community Art Contest!

PIN was pleased to partner with the Here to Help team to engage with community through artistic medium that promotes local Guelph Wellington artists, community and PIN National Volunteer Week Awards. Overview: Instagram contest inviting the local community to submit art or photographs that ’embodies community’ Winning entry receives $500 and promotion through PIN website,…

Increased demand and disruption of services

There is an estimated 170,000 nonprofits and charities in Canada and in 2018, over 12.7 million Canadians engaged in formal volunteering, with a total of 1.6 billion hours of their time given to charities, non-profits and community organizations—equivalent to almost 858,000 full-time year-round jobs (Statistics Canada). Charities and nonprofits are a crucial part of Canada’s…

#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…

It’s Official! Happy 20th PIN!

May 18, 2021 – Inspired by the United Nations International Year of the Volunteer in 2001, 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 twenty years ago this month. “PIN connects people, ideas and information…

Judy is Dedicated to Helping People

Judy Rouse has been volunteering for five years with HOPE House. Stacy, HOPE House Volunteer Coordinator, has noted that Judy has been a reliable and consistent volunteer even through COVID and appreciates her hard work and support. Judy’s volunteer journey with HOPE House started shortly after she retired from working as an HR manager for…

PIN Celebrates I&R Day

  Everyday thousands of people find the help they need quickly, conveniently and free of charge because of Information and Referral (I&R) services. To recognize the importance of I&R in our community, PIN – The People and Information Network is celebrating I&R Day. Information and Referral is the art, science and practice of bringing people…

Thank you Team PIN!

At PIN – The People and Information Network, we have the privilege of supporting local nonprofits and charities to connect with volunteers who are seeking meaningful experiences and wanting to make valuable contributions to their community. We love to see the great efforts of volunteers ❤️ We also have the privilege of working alongside a team…

Anu is loved and respected!

After living in Canada for almost 20 years, Anu Saxena felt it was time to get involved; she wanted to give back to her community. In 2011, she began volunteering with the Guelph & District Multicultural Festival (GDMF); the perfect opportunity for her to explore the various aspects of volunteerism and learn more about her…