Volunteerism continues to act as a beacon of light,
PIN – The People and Information Network recognizes the selfless acts of volunteers across our community who have answered the call to volunteer in support of our community during the pandemic.
Food security, mental health, virtual volunteering, random acts of kindness and more, volunteers continue to have impact. National Volunteer Week 2021 theme is ‘The Value of One, The Power of Many’. Every single act of kindness, every shift of action, every moment of leadership result in both individual and collection impact.
You do not need to look far to see how volunteers are bringing light to our lives, how they support our families and shape our communities for good. Your child’s sports coach, your youth’s mentor, your mom’s driver for cancer treatments, your grandfather’s Meals on Wheels deliverer, the individual on the other end of the phone who answers your distress call.
While this pandemic has shown us the darkest of days, volunteerism continues to act as a beacon of light, of hope and inspiration. Thank you.
Volunteerism is taking action every day in our community. Supporting family, friends, neighbours, strangers, advocating for an equitable society, eliminating mental health stigma, taking action against climate change, poverty and racism and so much more. Volunteers bring change and by volunteering, you are shaping the kind of community where you want to live, work and play.
We have come a long way over the past year even where volunteering during COVID was initially not recommended. The volunteer spirit cannot be crushed, it continues to shine but it needs to be safe.
Visit this resource on volunteering safely from Volunteer Canada.
Wondering how you can help?
- Our database of volunteer opportunities are updated regularly to evolving needs.
- Subscribe to our weekly e-listing of volunteer opportunities.
- Create a profile on our database for opportunities that match your interests now and in the future.
- Can you order groceries and provide a porch drop off, send a daily big wave from across the street, share inspirational quotes in your window or online, appreciate health care workers!
- Spread human kindness. As Brene Brown states, ‘we are all hard-wired for connection’. That includes all of us. Take care of yourself so you can take care of others.
- Watch our social media pages; Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter for updates.
Immediate volunteer needs:
- Linamar (Skyjack) Vaccination Clinic – 9 positions
Homeless and Food Insecure Population:
- Guelph Food Bank– Sort food, stock shelves
- Guelph Community Health Centre – The SEED – Packing, Warehouse, Delivery
- HOPE House – Clothing and Food Markets, Reception, Take Away Breakfast
- Royal City Mission – Meal Program
This is part of an ongoing blog series to celebrate National Volunteer Week from April 18 – 24, 2021