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The enormous effect of volunteers throughout the pandemic cannot be underscored.

Guelph, Ontario | September 1, 2021 | ‘The Value of One, The Power of Many’ was the National Volunteer Week 2021 theme. Celebrated annually in April, National Volunteer Week aims to recognize the efforts of volunteers across Canada. From one person bringing laughter and light to a senior’s day to many volunteers working together to…

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…

LIVE chats! Find us on Instagram

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…

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…

Summer Jobs Post – PIN is Hiring!

May 15, 2021 – Deadline for applications has closed. Thank you for your interest in working with PIN. 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: Data Administrator Job Posting 2021 The role will work with our…

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…

Time to Give April 22

Our 18th ‘Time to Give’ event celebrating volunteerism in our community! We know not everyone is able to join in but you can enjoy this year’s Time to Give program. With some history and photos, you too can join us in spirit – community spirit! Click this Time to Give Program 2021 link and follow…

Featuring Ryan Jaspers-Fayer

PIN is pleased to feature Ryan Jasper-Fayer 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? Ryan’s place of employment provided him with the opportunity to participate in the Young Professionals…