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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…

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Join us Wednesdays at 12 noon as we explore volunteer opportunities in Guelph Wellington, answer your questions about volunteering  and help you find a meaningful volunteer experience.  Questions you may have? Can I volunteer during COVID? How do I volunteer safely? I need community involvement hours. How do I do that? I would like to…

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…

Calling All Youth!

Get Involved. Give Feedback. Gain Community Involvement Hours.  With thanks to the City of Guelph Emergency Funding, PIN invites youth to become involved in a project by youth for youth.  What does this mean? Through PIN curated volunteer opportunities,  and DIY ways to get involved, youth in Guelph can obtain Community Involvement Hours. Exciting right?…

Thirza is a valued member.

“Thirza Armstrong is a valued member of the Guelph Tool Library team” says John Dennis, Guelph Tool Library Coordinator, “she sits on the Steering Committee, coordinates a number of projects, is a librarian, fundraiser, and provides her artistic and creative flair to all her work.” But that is not all. Thirza created the Guelph Tool…

It’s Official! Happy 20th PIN!

May 18, 2021 – Inspired by the United Nations International Year of the Volunteer in 2001, 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 twenty years ago this month. “PIN connects people, ideas and information…

The Tools You Need!

It is versatile. It easy to use. You will not need a toolbox or a superhero cape! We have the tools you need to be find a meaningful volunteer opportunity.  Here are the deets: Subscribe! Receive 5 new volunteer opportunities directly to your inbox each week.   Create! By creating a profile, you choose your preferences…

Nawab Azizi answered the Call to Action.

“Nawab has given so much time to his community that he truly deserves this award. He hasn’t been a part of the program for one year yet, but he has already volunteered more than what would be required of him over a 2-year period” says Colten Ura,  Developmental Service Coordinator at Family Counselling and Support…

Thank you Puslinch Pioneer Volunteers!

Thank you to our volunteers For 45 years, volunteers in Puslinch have proudly donated their time and expertise to publishing the Puslinch Pioneer, which has become the well-respected source of information to residents of Puslinch. When the paper first started back in 1975, there were no fancy software programs, and the paper was typed, cut…