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“I gain as much as I give”

Jan Muir started her roots of volunteering early in life and continues to be an avid, lifelong volunteer within the community. Most recently, Jan volunteers with Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph (Habitat WDG) as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors, as well as a member of the Family Services Committee, and at the…

Who Should Pay For Police Record Checks for Volunteers?

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Guelph, Ontario | January 10, 2020 | All those that require volunteers to complete a police check are invited to a community dialogue on Thursday, February 13th to discuss an issue of crucial importance for 2020 and beyond. “As a key supporter of volunteerism and an advocate for the sector,” Christine Oldfield,…

Snow Angels Program in the news!

Thank you Guelph Today for sharing information about the Snow Angels program. In partnership with The City of Guelph and the heart of volunteers throughout the city like our Volunteer of the Month – Michelle Wood, seniors and persons living with disabilities have safe and accessible entry to their driveways. For clients of the program, they…

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…

Celebrating Leaders of Volunteers! Helping our community find their BestMatch.

            For 20 years, November 5th has been International Volunteer Managers Day (IVMDay), an event developed to bring awareness and recognition to leaders in their role mobilizing and supporting the world’s volunteers. Through our pillar of Nonprofit Leadership, we offer training, consultation and facilitate a community of practice called the…

Mary is thankful for the connection and relationships.

Each month from September 2019 to June 2020, PIN is pleased to share the voice of leaders of volunteers in Guelph Wellington. Participating in our Volunteer Managers Network (VMN), the experience of these leaders is enlightening and inspiring. This is Mary’s story. Why did you join the Volunteer Managers’ Network? In 2008 I accepted the…

Noor is a Bright Light!

“Eager to use my background knowledge in psychology and apply it to practice, I was intrigued when I heard about J.O.E.” shares Noor Imadal-Deen. “Noor has always brought a strong sense of positivity and care with her to her volunteer position at Jobs.Opportunities.Enterprise (J.O.E.), a registered charity that provides meaningful, community-based training and employment readiness…

Grace has a passion for helping!

“My volunteering at the Guelph General Hospital began when as a member of the Salvation Army, I visited patients on a monthly basis” says Grace Welch, “and Salvation Sounds, the singing group I am a part of that would visit and sing throughout the hospital.”  Grace continues “we were always well-received by both staff and…

Newcomer Resources Now Available

Newcomers in Canada ‘One in five Canadians is born outside of Canada. Immigration now accounts for close to 70% of our population growth. Each year, approximately 250,000 people come to Canada as refugees and landed immigrants. They settle in communities around the country, mostly in cities.’ – Volunteer Canada Many newcomers to Canada turn to volunteering…

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…