Opportunities

Host (Volunteer)

What is a Host / Host Family

A host or host family is an individual or family ideally from the neighbourhood or community who has expressed an interest in getting to know a child or youth with a disability.  The Coordinator’s role is to recruit, connect and support the relationship between a host / host family and an individual with a disability and their family.  The frequency, in which people get together, depends on everyone involved.

 

What is the Host/Host Family process

Hosts are often met as the coordinator begins to look around the natural community of the individual with a disability and their family.  More recently, hosts are also identified through community or university websites such as the Volunteer Toronto Website or similar volunteer network programs.  These sites provide an opportunity to match or bring people together.

Host / Host Family Application Form, click here.

Host Opportunities List

 

TORONTO EAST

Toronto East is that area east of the Don Valley Parkway/Highway 404 

“Coding Mentor”

Creative 12-year-old girl in the Main and Danforth area loves coding, creating video games and reading mythology. She is looking for a young adult female who is confident, fun, likes coding and has a great sense of humour to explore her community and various coding programs in the area. If you are interested, please contact Kim Southern-Paulsen 

at 416.757.2780 or ksp@extendafamily.ca

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“Arts and Lego Buddy”

Creative 5-year-old girl who loves to paint, draw, tell stories and build with Lego. She is looking for a fun, creative female to spend time with in her home and to explore her neighbourhood. She lives in the Neilson and Ellesmere Rd area. If you are interested, please contact Kim Southern-Paulsen at 416.757.2780 or ksp@extendafamily.ca

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“Skating Buddy”

A 10-year-old boy in the Warden and St Clair Avenue East is looking for a skating buddy. He loves to cook, listen to music, dance and be outdoors. And he loves to skate! If you love to skate too and are social, have a good sense of humour and enjoy the outdoors, please contact Kim Southern-Paulsen at 416.757.2780 or ksp@extendafamily.ca

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“Swim Buddy”

An 11-year-old boy loves music, movement and the outdoors.  He lives in the Neilson and Sheppard area and is looking for a buddy to hang out with in his community or together you can go swimming. If you would like to consider being a swim buddy and friend to this young boy, please contact Kim Southern-Paulsen at 416.757.2780 or ksp@extendafamily.ca

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“Hanging Out”

This kind 16-year-old male loves bowling, animals and movies. He lives in the Kennedy and Danforth area. He is looking for a confident, social young male to explore the community, go bowling and check out a few movies with. For more information, please contact Kim Southern-Paulsen at 416.757.2780 or ksp@extendafamily.ca

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“Basketball Buddy”

Extend-A-Family is looking for a basketball buddy who will be paired with an 11-year-old male who loves playing basketball, talking about basketball/the NBA and playing NBA videogames. He lives in the McCowan and Steeles area. We are looking for someone who is friendly, patient, respectful, enjoys basketball & has knowledge around basketball & the NBA. If you are interested in this opportunity and can commit long-term (3 months or longer), please contact Nusrat Motala at 437.335.2180 or nm@extendafamily.ca

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“Brimley & Sheppard Buddy”

A 15-year-old male living in the Brimley & Sheppard area with interests in building, coding, video games & sports, is seeking a companion to volunteer with. The ideal candidate would be friendly, supportive, motivating, have a genuine interest in getting to know someone new and be interested in building their volunteer skills alongside this youth. Familiarity with Cantonese would be an asset. If you are interested in this opportunity and can commit long-term (3 months or longer), please contact Nusrat Motala at 437.335.2180 or nm@extendafamily.ca

 

TORONTO CENTRAL

Toronto Central is that area between Dufferin Street and the Don Valley Parkway/Highway 404

“Mentor at Bayview and Sheppard”

A 15-year-old youth living in Bayview and Sheppard area, wants to share his interest of basketball, gardening, and interacting with children in a camp environment. If interested in building a friendship, please contact Anne Murray at

647.292.5328 or abm@extendafamily.ca

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“Soccer and Music…”

A 12-year-old curious youth who loves debating, soccer and music would like to meet someone who shares the same interests. He lives near Steeles and Bayview. If interested in building a friendship, please contact Anne Murray at 647.292.5328 or abm@extendafamily.ca

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“Bayview and York Mills Buddy”

A 12-year-old boy is looking for a buddy. He loves drawing, painting, and piano playing. He is a cheerful boy who would love to spend time with you. He lives near Bayview and York Mills.  If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Kristen Carhart at 647.292.5175 or kc@extendafamily.ca

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“Listening to Music and Crafts…”

A happy young girl who enjoys listening to music, arts and crafts and loves to laugh is looking for a gentle soul with a sensitive approach to spend time together. She lives near Don Mills and Sheppard. If interested, please contact Kristen Carhart at 647.292.5175 or kc@extendafamily.ca

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“Sports Enthusiast"

A very active and kind-hearted teenager who loves playing basketball, soccer and video games is looking for a friend/host to spend time with. He also enjoys reading manga, watching anime and movies. He lives by Kingston and Lawson. For more information, please contact Kristen Carhart at 647.292.5175 or kc@extendafamily.ca

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“Sports Buddy”

A fun and energetic 17-year-old male living in the Bathurst and Finch area who likes to play sports and enjoys new adventures is looking for a buddy to hang out with, who is kind, patient, outgoing, friendly and is willing to mentor him in to becoming a young responsible adolescent.  He is also looking for someone who enjoys playing basketball, getting involved in youth drop in programs and building a friendship.  If you are interested in this great opportunity and can commit to meeting up at least twice a month, please contact Ahmad Jabbir at 647.824.4252 or aj@extendafamily.ca

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“Swimming Buddy”

Outgoing 6-year-old girl living in the Yonge and 401 area is looking for a big sister/ mentor to go swimming with.  This young individual is very energetic, has a great sense of humour and enjoys having a great time out in the community.  If you are interested in a great opportunity and can commit to meeting up at least twice a month, please contact Ahmad Jabbir at 647.824.4252 or aj@extendafamily.ca

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“Yonge and Finch Friend”

A 5-year-old fun and energetic young girl living in the Yonge and Finch area is looking for a buddy to hang out with who is outgoing, friendly and patient and likes anything to do with arts and crafts, drawing, and enjoys swimming. This young individual is friendly, positive, and loves to have fun.  If you are interested in a great opportunity and can commit to meeting up at least twice a month, please contact Ahmad Jabbir at 647.824.4252 or aj@extendafamily.ca

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“Hockey Buddy”

Adventurous 9-year-old boy living in the Bathurst and Steeles area is looking for a buddy who is fun, adventurous, patient and outgoing to hang out with and explore his community. He loves anything to do with playing games and sports, especially hockey.  If you are interested in a great opportunity and can commit to meeting up at least twice a month, please contact Ahmad Jabbir at 647.824.4252 or aj@extendafamily.ca

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“Sports buddy at Davisville and Yonge”

A 13 year old active but shy boy who loves playing basketball. He loves to go to the gym and swimming. He loves to go out in the community, shopping and travelling on the TTC. He is looking for a male buddy to spend time with him and build a lasting friendship. If you are interested, please contact Ahmad Jabbir at 647.824.4252 or aj@extendafamily.ca

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“Mentor at Leslie and Finch”

A curious and motivated 14 year old boy who is looking for a friend and mentor to share in his love of arts and crafts, puzzles, and exploring. He also enjoys geography, trivia and sketching. He lives in the Finch and Leslie area. If you are interested, please contact Kristen Carhart at 647.292.5175 or kc@extendafamily.ca

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“Friendship Buddy"

A 16-year-old happy and fun young man would like a friend to spend time with and build connections in the community. He loves music, piano, the TTC, swimming, going for walks and movies. He would enjoy spending time with someone and exploring different opportunities in the community. He lives near Roncesvalles and Bloor.  If you are interested, please contact Alyssa Marshall at 416.239.7131 or agm@extendafamily.ca

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“Downtown Friend"

A 17-year-old youth is looking for someone to spend time with once a month or more. Ideally, the person would have similar interests to cooking, getting outdoors and music. She lives near University and Dundas area. If you are interested please contact Alyssa Marshall at 416.239.7131 or agm@extendafamily.ca

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“Mentor buddy"

A fourteen-year-old boy living in the Dundas and River St area is interested in sharing his passion for photography, computers, biking, swimming and watching hockey. He wants to build a friendship with a male and be mentored. If you are interested please contact Anne Murray at 647.292.5328 or abm@extendafamily.ca

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“Active Outdoor Activities Buddy"

Seven year old girl living at Danforth and Broadview area would like to build a friendship. She enjoys the park, water activities, swings, sand, playing with putty and stickers and listening to music. If interested please contact 
Anne Murray at 647.292.5328 or abm@extendafamily.ca

 

TORONTO WEST

Toronto West is that area west of Dufferin Street

“Bloor Street West and Islington Mentor”

A 17-year-old male who lives near Islington and Bloor Street West is looking for someone to hang out with.  They live two blocks away from Islington Station.  This young man loves drama, playing video games, drawing and watching cartoons, reading, and playing different instruments.  The ideal candidate would be motivating, kind and patient.  Most visits would be in the family’s home.  If you’re interested in spending time together, please contact Marissa Wolicki at 416.292.5357 or mw@extendafamily.ca

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“Energetic and Creative!”

A 17-year-old young man is looking for someone to hang out with in his community! He is social, energetic and creative and is looking for another young person to hang out with and explore his neighbourhood (Bloor St. West and  East Mall area).  He has many interests including bowling, swimming, baseball, soccer, basketball and going to the movies.  He is highly imaginative and has a great sense of humor, come and see what else you have in common!  The ideal candidate would be friendly, supportive, motivating and have a genuine interest in getting to know someone new.  If you are interested and you can commit to hanging out a minimum of 2 times a month, please contact Alyssa Grace Marshall at 416.239.7161 or agm@extendafamily.ca

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“A Male Role-Model”

A 16-year-old male who lives at Evans and the East Mall is looking for someone to hang out with in the community. He would love to be matched with another male so that they can go out in the community together. This young man has a passion for electronics and DJ’ing. For further information, please contact Alyssa Grace Marshall at 416.239.7161 or agm@extendafamily.ca

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“Music and Dance Buddy”

Friendly and outgoing 13-year-old young boy living in the Weston Rd. and Eglinton area who likes to play sports, enjoys learning new dance moves, and having fun is looking for a buddy who is patient, outgoing, friendly and is willing to hangout, be a positive role model and build a friendship. If you are interested in a great opportunity and can commit to meeting up at least twice a month, please contact Ahmad Jabbir at 647.824.4252 or aj@extendafamily.ca

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“West End Buddy”

An 18-year-old young man is looking for someone to hang out with in his community! He is social, energetic and creative and is looking for another young person to hang out with and explore his neighbourhood (Bloor Street West and East Mall area). He has many interests including bowling, swimming, baseball, soccer, basketball and going to the movies. He is highly imaginative and has a great sense of humor, come and see what else you have in common! The ideal candidate would be friendly, supportive, motivating and have a genuine interest in getting to know someone new. If you are interested and you can commit to hanging out a minimum of 2 times a month please contact Alyssa Grace Marshall at 416.239.7161 or agm@extendafamily.ca

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“Movie and Trivia Buddy”

A young man living near Park Lawn and Berry Road is looking for another male to spend time with on the weekends. This 17-year-old loves to play trivia, watch movies, play the piano and be on the computer. An ideal match would be a person who is active, patient and offers lot of encouragement!  If you have some free time and would like to get to know this youth more, please contact Marissa Wolicki at 647.292.5357 or mw@extendafamily.ca

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“Do You Love Baseball and Soccer?”

An energetic and active 7-year-old in the Rogers Road and Dufferin area is looking for a peer mentor. This young man likes playing baseball and soccer. He also loves to swim and participates in a class at his local community centre.  If you would be interested in offering your time, twice a month to this youngster, please contact Marissa Wolicki at 647.292.5357 or mw@extendafamily.ca

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“Martingrove and Dixon Mentor”

A 17-year-old male living at Martingrove and Dixon is looking to connect with a peer in his community. He enjoys reading, sketching, looking at art, movies and listening to music. If you’re interested in spending time together, please contact Marissa Wolicki at 416.292.5357 or mw@extendafamily.ca

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“Netflix and Movie Buddy”

A male in grade nine who enjoys watching Netflix, action/criminal and super hero flicks is looking for someone to hang out with twice a month. He lives near Martingrove and Dixon. This young man loves to explore Toronto by TTC and enjoys listening to hip hop and rap music. If you’re interested in spending time together, please contact Marissa Wolicki at
416.292.5357 or mw@extendafamily.ca

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“Bloor Street West and Islington Mentor”

An 18-year-old male who lives near Islington and Bloor Street West is looking for someone to hang out with.  They live two blocks away from Islington Station.  This young man loves drama, playing video games, drawing and watching cartoons, reading, and playing different instruments.  The ideal candidate would be motivating, kind and patient.  Most visits would be in the family’s home.  If you’re interested in spending time together, please contact Marissa Wolicki at 416.292.5357 or mw@extendafamily.ca

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“Movie and Trivia Buddy”

A young man living near Park Lawn and Berry Road is looking for another male to spend time with on the weekends. This 18-year-old loves to play trivia, watch movies, play the piano and be on the computer. An ideal match would be a person who is active, patient and offers lot of encouragement!  If you have some free time and would like to get to know this youth more, please contact Marissa Wolicki at 647.292.5357 or mw@extendafamily.ca

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“Do you love Baseball and Soccer?”

An energetic and active 8-year-old in the Rogers Road and Dufferin area is looking for a peer mentor. This young man likes playing baseball and soccer. He also loves to swim and participates in a class at his local community centre.  If you would be interested in offering your time, twice a month to this youngster, please contact Marissa Wolicki at 647.292.5357 or mw@extendafamily.ca

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“Martingrove and Dixon Mentor”

A 18-year-old male living at Martingrove and Dixon is looking to connect with a peer in his community. He enjoys reading, sketching, looking at art, movies and listening to music. If you’re interested in spending time together, please contact Marissa Wolicki at 416.292.5357 or mw@extendafamily.ca

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“Netflix and Movie Buddy”

A male in grade ten who enjoys watching Netflix, action/criminal and super hero flicks is looking for someone to hang out with twice a month. He lives near Burnhamthorpe and Renforth. This young man loves to explore Toronto by TTC and enjoys listening to hip hop and rap music. If you’re interested in spending time together, please contact Marissa Wolicki at
416.292.5357 or mw@extendafamily.ca