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Volunteer Screening Q&A Sessions

Volunteer Screening. What is it. Why do we do it. What do I need to know.  Join in to one or more of our Winter Volunteer Screening Q&A Sessions with our colleague, Emily Vincent, BestMatch Program Coordinator.  Many questions surround screening of volunteers. PIN is here to help with education, 1:1 consultation and knowledge resources…

Thank you Sundal!

As PIN wraps up our Youth Engagement Project, PIN is highlighting one participant who participated in all aspects of the Project. The Youth Engagement Project took place through the summer months and into the Fall and finished with a Virtual Youth Summit. The Project aimed to engage youth in volunteering and to obtain Community Involvement…

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…

A Win For Volunteerism!

On behalf of volunteerism and the community benefit sector, PIN delegated to Guelph City Council on November 18 for one-time funding for 2022 to cover the costs of police records checks for all volunteers in Guelph. City Council approved the motion to cover the costs for police records checks up to $120,000. “This will be…

Youth Give Back!

For this year’s Giving Tuesday, we are honouring some of the youth who gave back this summer through our Youth Engagement Project which PIN facilitated. The Youth Engagement Project took place over the summer and fall and aimed to engage youth and support them to to obtain Community Involvement hours. This project was funded with thanks to the City of Guelph through the…

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…

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…

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…