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Dr. Winegard Award Winners!

The Honourable Dr. William Winegard (September 17, 1924 – January 31, 2019) University of Guelph President 1967-1975, embodied the community spirit that is so prevalent at the University of Guelph. The Dr. William Winegard Exemplary Volunteer Involvement Awards are in celebration and honour of Dr. Winegard and named on his behalf. Recognizing the contributions of…

Volunteering set me up to be successful with my future goals.

Volunteering can take many variations throughout one’s life even for those who are, or have been, in the volunteer engagement sector. “I had completed college and was almost done my university degree. I was still feeling uncertain about my future path” says Katrina Burch, Team Lead, Mental Health Promotion and Education Services, Canadian Mental Health…

Dom Brightens The Day!

“I am a happy person to be with them” says Domenic Scorziello, ” it makes me feel good, like I am accomplishing something.” Volunteering with St. Joseph’s Health Centre began 19 years ago when Domenic volunteered to assist with gardening, a leisure interest that provides enjoyment to this day. When St. Joseph’s Health Centre (formerly…

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…

Kelly supports physical and mental health

“Up and Running Guelph has given me the opportunity to share my passion for running and outdoor exercise with incredible women in our community” says Kelly Legge. “As a result, I have become part of something much greater than I could have ever imagined.” Offering friendly, beginner running and walking programs for women who are…

FREE Volunteer Management Training

Volunteer Toronto has launched specialized volunteer management training to address the unique challenges facing volunteer managers across Ontario in five non-profit areas. Volunteer Toronto developed the workshops to help volunteer managers increase capacity and better engage volunteers across five non-profit areas: Festivals and Fairs Hospital Programs and Associations Long-Term Care Homes and Hospice Programs Mentoring…

Dave loves to meet new people!

Dave Mokren has volunteered at the Guelph Food Bank for several years taking on various roles to help the organization and the work they do, ‘People Helping People’. The mission of the Guelph Food Bank is to create a supportive environment to improve the lives of their clients and Dave embraces and embodies all these…

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…

Dave Supports Community Changemakers!

Retirement can offer a blank canvas to create a beautiful visual of new opportunities, people and experiences. For Dave McConnell, retirement included volunteering and the opportunity to support several organizations including Action Read, The Elliott, Guelph Film Festival and Doors Open. Guelph – Wellington provides many opportunities for individuals to volunteer; to become involved in…

Anu is loved and respected!

After living in Canada for almost 20 years, Anu Saxena felt it was time to get involved; she wanted to give back to her community. In 2011, she began volunteering with the Guelph & District Multicultural Festival (GDMF); the perfect opportunity for her to explore the various aspects of volunteerism and learn more about her…