volunteer

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…

V2E Series for Youth

With thanks to the City of Guelph, PIN is pleased to offer an enhanced initiative called V2E (Volunteer to Engagement) for youth 14 – 24 years of age. A 6-part training series encompasses core knowledge in addition to opportunities to obtain Community Involvement hours.  This initiative aims to support individuals who identify as youth, Indigenous,…

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…

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…

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…

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…