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Family Day! #DoGiveShareGW

Family; your immediate family, extended family, friends that are family. Family can come in many forms and are unique to each of us.  Making the choice to volunteer as a family can be a powerful experience. To connect over a shared experience, create traditions and memories, show compassion, kindness and the power of human spirit…

Thank you Yee Family!

Feeling the need to support their community during COVID 19 and a well time tweet, rallied our Volunteers of the Month to become Snow Angels. In partnership with the City of Guelph PIN offers a volunteer snow removal service for eligible seniors and persons with physical disabilities. During a significant snow event, after the residential…

Volunteer Survey

Tell us! Did you volunteer before COVID? During?  Do you plan on returning to volunteering? What should nonprofits and charities know. tell us! Volunteer Survey for Guelph Wellington; open for all to help our community understand the local landscape of volunteerism from the perspective of volunteers.

Pin a Smile On!

While masks are mandatory in public places and they keep us safe, they can also keep us feeling separated.  To help, The Guelph Tool Library and PIN have partnered on Pin A Smile On! This project will create up to 500 Buttons for volunteers and volunteer organizations in Guelph.  The Guelph Tool Library will make the…

Do. Give. Share. PIN’s 20th Anniversary!

            PIN Celebrates 20th Anniversary All Year Long!Celebrating the past and embracing the future.Guelph, Ontario | January 18, 2021 | 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…

Become a COVID Community Changemaker!

Become a COVID Community Changemaker!PIN – The People and Information Network leading volunteer recruitment initiative. As a result of the City of Guelph Emergency Fund, PIN will lead a volunteer recruit and deploy initiative to support local nonprofits and charities with COVID volunteer needs. “In recent Volunteer Canada research, 56% of respondents who submitted an…

Jane Volunteers With Grace and Pleasure

 ‘I believe the arts make a place special and help us understand our lives.  I love seeing the community embrace the arts because of our work. Whether it’s by attending events, buying creative work or donating money, seeing creative workers get recognition and remuneration for their work is so gratifying.’ says Jane Litchfield.  Jane is…

Marlene is a tireless force!

‘Marlene Allen is a tireless force.  She never stops moving and will do anything for anyone.’ says Brendan Johnson, Executive Director, Guelph Neighborhood Support Coalition (GNSC). Marlene Allen has been a key volunteer at the North End Harvest Market (NEHM) for the over 5 years.  The Market is a free fresh produce market for those…

“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,…