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Volunteerism facing unprecedented change and challenge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  ‘Volunteerism facing unprecedented change and challenge’ Lost volunteers, volunteers not returning and difficulty recruiting new volunteers. Guelph, Ontario | September 16, 2022 |  Since 2020, PIN – The People and Information Network has led an annual Community Benefit Sector Survey to understand the impact of COVID locally. Through these surveys an early…

Your Summer Experience Awaits

Freshly made lemonade. Sand, sun and SUP boards. Trails, trips and summer reading that grips.  Like fireworks and fireflies that brighten the skies, you can spark and sparkle this summer.  Whether you love to explore the great outdoors, prefer an indoor environment, have 1 hour or 20, you can make friends and make a difference…

Great Canadian Giving Challenge!

Volunteerism is a winner for community. Help us build belonging and community through volunteer involvement. As Guelph Wellington’s Volunteer Centre, PIN is the core connector that seeks to inspire our community to contribute through volunteer involvement. A key central resource that addresses the need of individuals to know where and how to become involved. We…

Congratulations Award Winners!

On Friday, April 29, 2022, PIN – The People and Information Network held its annual ‘Time to Give’ in celebration of National Volunteer Week and the contributions of volunteers. Congratulations 2022 Volunteer Award Winners: Leaders of Tomorrow – Shuk Man Ng, Student Volunteer Connections, University of Guelph Community Volunteer Award – Henry Kielar, Children’s Foundation…

Summer Jobs – PIN is Hiring!

With thanks to Canada Summer Jobs, PIN – The People and Information Network are welcoming applications from detail oriented and self-motivated individuals for the following positions: Administrative Assistant   The Administrative Assistant will work with the Executive Director to assess and action current operation initiatives, transition and create new materials to streamline processes and administration.…

Get involved. It’s good for you and great for everyone.

On this last day of National Volunteer Week, we give many thanks to volunteers as we recognize the impact you have. The commitment, dedication, care and compassion are the core of caring communities and you are an inspiration. Thank you. The future is in our hands; all of us. Every time we volunteer, we are…

Your hobby could be your next volunteer opportunity!

Your hobby could be your next volunteer opportunity! Who says volunteering can’t be fun?  At PIN, we match potential volunteers based on the right fit, which includes a recognition of your hobbies and interests.  Volunteering is a fabulous way to try something new, gain interesting skills and even develop your hobbies.  About you: You love…

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…

Volunteerism and the Sustainable Development Goals

What’s your cause? Did you know you can volunteer in support of climate action, gender equality and more? Adopted by Canada and all 193 United Nations Member States in September 2015, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a 15-year global framework centered on an ambitious set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with 169…