John Howard Society of Peterborough


At the John Howard Society of Peterborough we offer several rewarding volunteer opportunities. If you have any questions, text or call our volunteer coordinator.

Contact: Omar Ali

Volunteer Coordinator

t: (705) 917 1377



Youth Justice Committee

The Youth Justice Committee relies upon a team of skilled volunteers to facilitate restorative conferences. Community members who are interested in becoming volunteers must submit an application, attend an interview, and complete a mandatory training course. All volunteers are subject to review and approval by the Ministry of the Attorney General.

Community Mediation Program

The Community Mediation Program offers mediation supports for adult neighbours in conflict. Volunteers are trained to the Ontario Community Mediation Coalition (OCMC) standards and receive ongoing mentorship & training.

Aspire Program

The Aspire Program aims to support young adults, aged 17 – 25, achieve their training and employment goals through mentorship. We are currently recruiting volunteers with a variety of backgrounds and work experience.   Full training is provided as well as many other opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Parent Education

The Sidestepping the Power Struggle program aims to provide understanding as to why children act in the way they do; understanding their individual yet unique temperaments and providing tools to manage those situations.

Board of Directors

If you are interested in sharing your skills and experience by joining our Board of Directors please call or text us for further information on how to apply.

Contact: Kathy Neil

Executive Director

t: (705) 933 8331