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‘Board Leadership – Community Gain’

Local nonprofits and charities welcoming new Board Members. “The community benefit sector provides vital supports that contribute to the health and well-being of communities and is powered by a valuable volunteer human resource” says Kim Cusimano, Executive Director, PIN – The People and Information Network. “Coaching your children’s sports team, driving your Mom for her…

Featuring Alex Zantout

PIN is pleased to feature Alex Zantout in our 3 part 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? Alex was looking to volunteer in his community through PIN and came across…

Time to Give 2021!

                  Our annual ‘Time to Give’ event is … you guessed it, going virtual! Join us as we celebrate the past and embrace the future. PIN is pleased to welcome speakers: Cathy Taylor – Inaugural Executive Director of the Volunteer Centre of Guelph Wellington, current ED of…

Family Day! #DoGiveShareGW

Family; your immediate family, extended family, friends that are family. Family can come in many forms and are unique to each of us.  Making the choice to volunteer as a family can be a powerful experience. To connect over a shared experience, create traditions and memories, show compassion, kindness and the power of human spirit…

Volunteer Survey

Tell us! Did you volunteer before COVID? During?  Do you plan on returning to volunteering? What should nonprofits and charities know. tell us! Volunteer Survey for Guelph Wellington; open for all to help our community understand the local landscape of volunteerism from the perspective of volunteers.

Do. Give. Share. PIN’s 20th Anniversary!

            PIN Celebrates 20th Anniversary All Year Long!Celebrating the past and embracing the future.Guelph, Ontario | January 18, 2021 | 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…

Joan is a star!

Over the years, Joan Burnett has been an avid volunteer and after her recent retirement, she was ready to begin giving back once again. In October 2019 after attending a health show at Palmerston Arena, Joan approached Kelsey Richardson, Meals on Wheels Coordinator at VON, a non-profit, charitable home and community care organization. Joan requested…

“I gain as much as I give”

Jan Muir started her roots of volunteering early in life and continues to be an avid, lifelong volunteer within the community. Most recently, Jan volunteers with Habitat for Humanity Wellington Dufferin Guelph (Habitat WDG) as Vice Chair on the Board of Directors, as well as a member of the Family Services Committee, and at the…

PIN Celebrates I&R Day

  Everyday thousands of people find the help they need quickly, conveniently and free of charge because of Information and Referral (I&R) services. To recognize the importance of I&R in our community, PIN – The People and Information Network is celebrating I&R Day. Information and Referral is the art, science and practice of bringing people…

Mary is thankful for the connection and relationships.

Each month from September 2019 to June 2020, PIN is pleased to share the voice of leaders of volunteers in Guelph Wellington. Participating in our Volunteer Managers Network (VMN), the experience of these leaders is enlightening and inspiring. This is Mary’s story. Why did you join the Volunteer Managers’ Network? In 2008 I accepted the…