John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area



JHS Volunteer Opportunity

Youth at Risk Development (YARD) Hamilton is a Gang Prevention, Intervention and Re-Entry program for youth at risk, ages 12 to 24.  It is currently being offered through the John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area and is actively recruiting adult volunteers that would be willing to assist with our program participants.  We are looking for individuals that could assist with facilitation, social and recreational activities for approximately four hour per week.  Our agency is located at 654 Barton Street East in Hamilton. Please email an updated resume and a list of at least 3 references. (Including email addresses)

Please confirm your interest in attending by emailing our Volunteer Co-ordinator at or by calling (905) 977-9351.

Volunteering is the most fundamental act of citizenship and charity in today’s society.

We look forward to hearing from you.

If you are interested in volunteering with the John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area. Please send a resume and cover letter outlining the area of interest in volunteering to:

Fern McAndrew-Brown
John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area
654 Barton St. East
Hamilton, ON. L8L 3A2
t: 905-522-4446 Ext. 234
f: 905-524-2223


Transportation Program Volunteers

The John Howard Society of Hamilton, Burlington & Area is seeking volunteer drivers for the Transportation Program.

The Transportation Program supports family members and loved ones of incarcerated individuals to visit Provincial and Federal correctional institutions.

The Transportation Program allows for direct family contact which may not be possible for families based on their financial situation or lack of access to reliable and affordable transportation.

Volunteer drivers are responsible to driving an eight person passenger van from the allocated pick up location in Hamilton to and from a variety of Provincial and Federal correctional institutions and back to the allocated drop off location in Hamilton.

Volunteers must possess a valid Ontario driver’s license (class G), a clean driver’s abstract and be willing to obtain a criminal reference check.

Volunteers must demonstrate an awareness of and respect for passenger confidentiality.

Volunteers must agree to a minimum one year commitment.

Volunteers must be 25 years of age or older.

If you are interested in becoming a Transportation Program volunteer driver, or would like more information on the program, please contact:

Donna de Jong

(905) 522 4446 ext 247