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Congratulations to the 2021 Dr. Winegard Award Winners!

The Dr. William Winegard Exemplary Volunteer Involvement Awards recognize significant community involvement and charitable activities, beyond what an individual does as an employee or student of the University. Further, they recognize those activities that enrich the connection between the University of Guelph and the broader community. Dr. William Winegard (September 17, 1924-January 31, 2019), was…

Annual Report 2021-2022

“PIN has made recruitment of volunteers much easier for organizations. Sharing their resources and expertise in many different areas, training that is offered through PIN and advocacy around many issue has been essential for community organizations.” – Anonymous PIN held its Annual General Meeting virtually on June 23, 2022. The corresponding annual report features highlights our pillars…

It’s Time to Give!

Friday, April 29 marks PIN’s annual Time to Give celebration of volunteerism.  To view the digital programme, click here: Time to Give Programme 2022   

5 FAQ’s about Volunteering

We believe that everyone has something to contribute to our community. Through our online database, outreach and support, we talk to many people who have lots of questions. Here are our top 5 that may help you get started: Start with Why! Why do I want to volunteer? Asking yourself why in fact helps determine…

Haley loved writing uplifting ‘Notes of Hope’

“Haley is a super star ‘Notes of Hope’ volunteer. She lives outside of Guelph and was looking for a way to complete her volunteer hours during a pandemic” says Hannah Senitt, Volunteer & Student Coordinator from the Guelph Community Health Centre.   Haley Burnett was looking for a place to volunteer to “spread kindness and give…

Celebrating Leaders of Volunteers! #IVMDay21

November 5 – International Volunteer Managers Day International Volunteer Managers Day (IVMDay) was founded and observed for the first time in 1999. IVMDay was developed in order to bring recognition to individual Managers of Volunteers and their roles in the mobilization and support of the world’s volunteers. PIN is grateful for the skills, expertise and…

Service with a Smile! Thank you Bruce

  “Since the early days of the pandemic, Bruce has been volunteering with The SEED as a Delivery Driver, delivering groceries in our refrigerated van.” says Madeline Barber, Community Resources Coordinator at The SEED. “Bruce comes at least once a week (usually even more) to take the food from our community food warehouse out to…

Youth Volunteer Volunteer Spotlight – Thank you Bodhana!

  PIN facilitated a Youth Engagement Project, which took place over the summer to engage youth and support them to obtain Community Involvement hours. This project was funded by the City of Guelph through the Emergency Grant.    The project provided youth with the opportunity to work with PIN through curaCitted volunteer opportunities for youth and DIY (Do-It-Yourself) Volunteer Opportunities; a unique…

Featuring Stephanie Edwards

  PIN is pleased to feature Stephanie Edwards in our series on the Young Professionals on Board (YPOB) program as we seek to appreciate participants, employers and local nonprofits and charities participating in this unique program.  Why Young Professionals on Board? Stephanie was given the opportunity to participate in the YPOB program by her leader…