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The enormous effect of volunteers throughout the pandemic cannot be underscored.

Guelph, Ontario | September 1, 2021 | ‘The Value of One, The Power of Many’ was the National Volunteer Week 2021 theme. Celebrated annually in April, National Volunteer Week aims to recognize the efforts of volunteers across Canada. From one person bringing laughter and light to a senior’s day to many volunteers working together to…

COVID did not stop Jair Calva from volunteering!

COVID did not stop Jair Calva from volunteering! With an interest in data and a passion for community, Jair began volunteering with PIN – The People and Information Network during the pandemic virtually. “For me”, shares Jair, “PIN has been a place of opportunities, even in this challenging time that we are facing. In my…

#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…

LIVE chats! Find us on Instagram

Join us Wednesdays at 12 noon as we explore volunteer opportunities in Guelph Wellington, answer your questions about volunteering  and help you find a meaningful volunteer experience.  Questions you may have? Can I volunteer during COVID? How do I volunteer safely? I need community involvement hours. How do I do that? I would like to…

Tracey has found her volunteer experience fulfilling

For almost 4 years, Tracey Darling has volunteered in support of food access with Chalmers Community Services Centre (CCSC) Friday pantry.  Chalmers Community Services Centre offers food, clothing, diapers, bedding, sundry household items and mending to vulnerable people experiencing insecurities in our community. CCSC collaborates with other organizations to work on the larger issue of…

DIY Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Got plans this summer? Yes you do! Watch this page weekly for the release of DIY volunteer opportunities and weekly themes to get involved, make an impact and gain community involvement hours.  Are you ready, get set … get involved! Week 1 – My Home. My Community  Week 2 – At One with Nature Week…

Calling All Youth!

Get Involved. Give Feedback. Gain Community Involvement Hours.  With thanks to the City of Guelph Emergency Funding, PIN invites youth to become involved in a project by youth for youth.  What does this mean? Through PIN curated volunteer opportunities,  and DIY ways to get involved, youth in Guelph can obtain Community Involvement Hours. Exciting right?…

Thirza is a valued member.

“Thirza Armstrong is a valued member of the Guelph Tool Library team” says John Dennis, Guelph Tool Library Coordinator, “she sits on the Steering Committee, coordinates a number of projects, is a librarian, fundraiser, and provides her artistic and creative flair to all her work.” But that is not all. Thirza created the Guelph Tool…

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…

Summer Jobs Post – PIN is Hiring!

May 15, 2021 – Deadline for applications has closed. Thank you for your interest in working with PIN. With thanks to Canada Summer Jobs, PIN – The People and Information Network are welcoming applications from detail oriented and self-motivated individuals for the following positions: Data Administrator Job Posting 2021 The role will work with our…