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A Community Call to Action

Community Benefit Sector in Guelph Wellington Snapshot A Community Call to Action Guelph, Ontario | November 22, 2022 | Since 2020, PIN – The People and Information Network has led an annual Community Benefit Sector Survey to understand the landscape of nonprofits, charities and grassroots groups that form the socially impactful community benefit sector and…

Grab your shovels, warm your heart and help a neighbour!

Grab your shovels, warm your heart and help a neighbour: Sign up to become a Snow Angel! PIN – The People and Information Network is welcoming residents in Guelph to volunteer as a Snow Angel. In partnership with the City of Guelph, PIN offers a volunteer snow removal service for eligible seniors and persons living…

Richard is one of PIN’s greatest champions!

In 2005, a few years after Richard first discovered the Volunteer Centre of Guelph Wellington, currently PIN – the People and Information Network, he returned to discover what opportunities might be in store for himself. He had recently completed the Volunteer Management Certificate program at Conestoga College and felt it might be a good opportunity…

Do you work with volunteers?

Learn how the 10 Steps of Screening can help you build a solid volunteer engagement program. To support a successful experience for both the volunteer and organization, volunteer screening is an important function. Through PIN’s BestMatch program, we are pleased to offer two sessions on the ’10 Steps of Volunteer Screening’ In this workshop, you…

New to Volunteering? Volunteer Guides and more!

Contributing through volunteer involvement is good for you and great for community.  Recent Statistics Canada 2018 General Social Survey on Giving, Volunteering and Participating (GSS-GVP) in 2018, about 8 in 10 Canadians volunteered their time; “79% of Canadians aged 15 years and older reported volunteering, either as part of an organization or on their own without…

Volunteerism facing unprecedented change and challenge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  ‘Volunteerism facing unprecedented change and challenge’ Lost volunteers, volunteers not returning and difficulty recruiting new volunteers. Guelph, Ontario | September 16, 2022 |  Since 2020, PIN – The People and Information Network has led an annual Community Benefit Sector Survey to understand the impact of COVID locally. Through these surveys an early…

Dr. Winegard Volunteer Awards Recipients

Honourable Dr. William Charles WinegardSeptember 17, 1924 – January 31, 2019 Veteran, former Guelph MP, and  former University of Guelph President, Officer of the Order of Canada, recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, Lincoln Alexander Medal of Distinguished Service and the Lincoln Alexander Outstanding Leader Award. A supporter of community and an avid volunteer,…

Your Summer Experience Awaits

Freshly made lemonade. Sand, sun and SUP boards. Trails, trips and summer reading that grips.  Like fireworks and fireflies that brighten the skies, you can spark and sparkle this summer.  Whether you love to explore the great outdoors, prefer an indoor environment, have 1 hour or 20, you can make friends and make a difference…

Community Dialogue – Volunteer Screening

PIN welcomes you to participate in one of our upcoming Volunteer Screening Community Dialogues aimed at listening and learning to understand the current landscape, gather information and explore the future. In February 2020, PIN held a large community dialogue on volunteer screening and then the pandemic emerged impacting volunteerism, capacity and operations of the community…

Great Canadian Giving Challenge!

Volunteerism is a winner for community. Help us build belonging and community through volunteer involvement. As Guelph Wellington’s Volunteer Centre, PIN is the core connector that seeks to inspire our community to contribute through volunteer involvement. A key central resource that addresses the need of individuals to know where and how to become involved. We…