PIN Transfers Volunteer Portal to United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin at Final AGM
Guelph, Ontario, June 26, 2023. PIN, Guelph’s People and Information Network, held its final annual general meeting on June 22. At that meeting, PIN announced that the volunteer opportunity portal formerly operated by PIN has been transferred to United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin. United Way plans to relaunch the volunteer portal by September 1, 2023.
“PIN’s Board and membership is grateful that United Way has chosen to revive this core service that connects volunteers with local, non-profit organizations,” says PIN board chair Janet Kaufman. PIN ceased operations, including the volunteer portal, on March 31, 2023. “While we’re sad to witness PIN’s closure as a volunteer advocacy and resource centre, we’re encouraged that this important service will continue under United Way’s leadership,” Kaufman adds. “Guelph and Wellington County have a strong history of volunteering, and this development will help our community build on that strength.”
“PIN’s work in our community over the past 20 years has been the backbone of many of our community partners who rely on volunteers to assist with operations and delivering critical services in the community,” says Glenna Banda, executive director, United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin. “We are so pleased to be able to provide this great resource to build the capacity of community partners. The portal also helps build community wellbeing and a sense of belonging by providing a central place for community members to find out more about getting involved and giving back.”
United Way has also agreed to administer a collection of 40 videos and presentations developed by PIN (sponsored in part by the City of Guelph) on the topic of volunteering and volunteer management. Plans for those materials will be announced at a later date.
PIN’s 2023 annual general meeting represents its last public event. The organization expects to wind down its financial and legal obligations this summer.
United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin has worked in our community for over 80 years to monitor and meet the pressing social needs of our community, including poverty, social isolation and mental health. Directed by a volunteer board, managed by committed staff and supported by thousands of donors, United Way works with partners in all sectors to improve lives and build community. Donations stay 100% local, always. For more information, please visit unitedwaygwd.com
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Glenna Banda, Executive Director
United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin