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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.

Please click here for a Host / Host Family Application.

Host Opportunities List

TORONTO EAST

TORONTO EAST

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

Swimming Mentor

A fun and energetic 10-year-old girl who loves spending time in water is in search of a female mentor with swimming experience to teach her how to swim, preferably, IN PERSON. The family lives near  Overlea & Don Mills area. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Antonia Heer at 647.292.5144 or [email protected]

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Swimming Buddy

A fun and energetic 6-year-old girl who loves spending time in water is in search of a mentor with swimming experience to spend some time at their local pool. The family lives near O’Connor and Donlands area. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Marlene Solano at 416.824.4252 or [email protected]

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Mentor/Friendship Buddy

A friendly and hardworking youth is looking for a friend/mentor to explore community, build connections and have fun together. He loves puzzles, art, and being with others.  If you are interested in this opportunity and can commit long-term (3 months or longer), please contact Kristen Carhart at 647-292-5175 or [email protected]

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Computer/programmer enthusiast

A kind and imaginative 15-year-old, who enjoys humour, and laughing, is looking for someone who shares an interest in computers, gaming, and has some skill in software programming. For example, creating characters and animations with user interface. He is looking for someone who is calm and enjoys being with others. An ideal match would be someone that can act as a connector, spending time exploring community around Don Mills and Sheppard. Meeting would be hybrid-both in person and virtual. If you are interested in this opportunity and can commit long term (3 months or longer), please contact Kristen Carhart at 647-292-5175 or [email protected]

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TORONTO CENTRAL

TORONTO CENTRAL

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

Sports Enthusiast/Mentor

A quiet and kind 11-year-old girl living in the Willowdale and Finch neighbourhood is looking for someone to connect with that shares her passion for sports. She is an observer with a warm personality. The ideal match will be another compassionate and encouraging individual who may bring out new interests. If you are interested in this opportunity and can commit long term (3 months or longer), please contact Kristen Carhart at 647-292-5175 or [email protected]

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Mentor/Community Connector

An energetic and fun 11-year-old girl living in the Willowdale and Finch neighbourhood is looking for a mentor/friend to explore and participate in community activities. She is very sociable, loves engaging in conversations and has a passion for gymnastics. An ideal match would be someone who has a sense of humor and interest in meeting new people. If you are interested in this opportunity and can commit long term (3 months or longer), please contact Kristen Carhart at 647-292-5175 or [email protected]

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Virtual Friend

A young woman who loves reading, puzzles, and enjoys crafting and creating. She would like to connect with a warm and encouraging person. If you are interested in this opportunity and can commit long-term (3 months or longer), please contact Kristen Carhart at 647-292-5175 or [email protected]

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Cooking Companion

A kind and fun 14-year-old male who loves building, art, and trying new things is looking for a patient and understanding friend to explore his new interest in cooking together. He would like to connect virtually to start with potential to meet in person. If you are interested in this opportunity and can commit long-term, please contact Kristen Carhart at 647-292-5175 or [email protected]

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Overlea and Don Mills area

Friendship/mentor wanted with 17 year old male that enjoys listening to music, playing virtual games and to hang out. If interested in building a friendship please call Anne Murray at 647-292-5328 or [email protected] 

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Lawrence and Leslie

A young at heart 20 year old woman is looking for a mentor and someone who she can explore her interests and passions with. This includes her love of music, going to the park, having social time, participating in drama and being outdoors.

If you have an interest in getting to know this youth and creating a friendship, please call Anne Murray at 647-292-5328 or [email protected] 

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Avenue Rd and Eglinton Ave. area

A young at heart 18 year old woman is looking for a mentor and someone who she can explore her interests and passions with. This includes card games, crafting, participating in her local Community Centre and library, playing basketball, soccer, cooking and baking, and travelling by TTC to sights and events in Toronto.  If you have an interest in getting to know this youth and creating a friendship, please contact Anne Murray at 647-292-5328 or [email protected] 

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Movie Trivia or Skating Buddy

An 18-year-old male living in the Parkwoods - Don Valley East neighborhood with a passion for tv, movies, trivia, and cooking is looking for a buddy to enjoy and explore his interests and passions with. He would love a friend to have fun with virtually or in-person after school. As winter is coming up, he would also be interested in practicing how to skate at a local ice rink. An ideal candidate would be a confident skater, enjoys trivia and cooking, is kind, and has a good sense of humor. If you have an interest in getting to know this youth and creating a friendship, please contact Marlene Solano at 647-824-4252 or [email protected]

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TORONTO WEST

TORONTO WEST

Toronto West is that area west of Dufferin Street

Drawing and Comics Buddy

Extend-A-Family is looking for a friend who also shares an interest in drawing and comics to spend time with a boy who is 16 and lives in the Bloor and Kipling area. We are looking for someone who is kind, patient, outgoing and friendly. We would like for this mentorship to start in the local community, focusing on the mutual interest of drawing and comics but also grow for opportunities to do various things in the community i.e., go to the local mall/ swimming pool/ movies.   If you are interested in this opportunity and can commit long-term (1 year or longer), please contact Marissa Wolicki at 647.292.5357 or [email protected]

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Fun and Creative Friend (Bathurst and Finch Ave W)

A fun and creative 10-year-old girl is living at Bathurst and Finch ave W. She has many interests including Art, Dance, Swimming, exploring her community centers and libraries and being social. If you are interested in hanging out twice a month after school for a couple hours please contact me. An ideal candidate would be patient, fun, energetic and kind. Looking forward to hearing from you!  Please contact Jessica Janes at 647.220.9412 or [email protected]

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Female mentor (Dundas St W and Dufferin)

An 18 yr old young women living at Dundas st w and Dufferin is looking for a mentor that share her interests and can have conversations around life in general. She loves to swim, bike, cook, and visit spaces and places in her community to grab a coffee and connect. An ideal candidate would be a women who is patient, understanding, confident, and kind. If you have an interest in hanging out a couple times a month, please contact Jessica Janes at 647.220.9412 or [email protected]

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Keep learning along side this youth! (Lakeshore Blvd W and Royal York Rd)

A 14-year-old Ukranian highschool student is looking for a mentor he can connect with and build a friendship. He enjoys exploring new things and is eager to learn more about his community. He is interested in playing sports, history, cooking and cards. An ideal candidate would be patient, enthusiastic, kind, confident, and have an interest in supporting an ESL learner. Main intersection is: Lakeshore Blvd W and Royal York Rd.  If you are interested in being a friend, please contact Jessica Janes at 647.220.9412 or [email protected]

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Etobicoke Buddy

A 9-year-old girl living near Jane and Eglinton is looking for a friend to hang out with in the evenings or on the weekends. This little girl likes to engage in are singing, dancing, and playing different board games. If you can commit to 2-4 hours a month for a minimum of a year, please contact  Sal Rocchese at sr@extendafamily.ca or 416-530-0272.
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Friendship Buddy/Family

A 11-year-old boy living by Woodbine and Danforth with a passion for cute animals, funny videos, Nintendo Switch, and playing games. He is looking for a buddy to laugh with and enjoy some time relaxing together. An ideal candidate would be a family with a boy or girl who is kind, friendly, and loves to laugh. If you have an interest in getting to know this youth and creating a friendship, please contact Marlene Solano at 647-824-4252 or [email protected]

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Islington and Dixon Buddy

A thirteen-year-old living at Islington and Dixon is looking for a mentor to stay active.

This young person enjoys soccer, skating, swimming, and squash. An ideal candidate would be available for 2-4 hours a month. It would be a bonus if the mentor speaks or want to learn either French or Arabic. Please contact Marissa Wolicki at 647.292.5357 or [email protected]

Sports Buddy

A thirteen-year-old living at Islington and Dixon is looking for a mentor to stay active. This young person enjoys soccer, skating, swimming, and squash. An ideal candidate would be available for 2-4 hours a month. It would be a bonus if the mentor speaks or want to learn either French or Arabic.  Please contact Marissa Wolicki at 647.292.5357 or [email protected]

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