John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton


The John Howard Society values our volunteers, and recognize their importance to our Agency. We depend on volunteers for the following areas:

Community Based Learning Outreach Literacy

For many people, lack of literacy essential skills is a barrier to fulfilling their dreams; many doors are closed for people without literacy basic skills – doors to employment, apprenticeship, high school credits, post-secondary education, to independence and to the joys of lifelong learning. A volunteer tutor can help a learner break down literacy barriers, learn new skills and gain confidence.

Role of Tutor

The tutor’s role is to support an adult learner or a small group of learners in literacy essential skills development.

How To Become Involved

To express an interest in becoming a volunteer with the Community Based Learning Outreach Literacy please contact:

Lindsay Office
705-328-0472 / 1-888-665-6615 Ext 921

Minden Office
705-328-0472 Ext 925 / 1-888-665-6615 Ext 925

Institutional Services Program

John Howard Society provides direct support to inmates and their families. Information and referral is provided on a variety of subjects. The program support inmates who are in Central East Correctional Centre to prepare for successful release and re-integration into their community.

Role of Volunteer

Volunteers support the program by assisting inmates with information and referrals on an individual basis.

How To Become Involved

To express an interest in becoming a volunteer with the Institutional Services Program please contact the Program Coordinator:

Kelsie Howell
705-328-0472 Ext 938 / 1-888-665-6615 Ext 938

It is recommended to initiate contact immediately as there may be a waiting period until training begins.