Volunteer Fair Profile


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Extend-A-Family Mission

In partnership with families and community, we foster a life of belonging for children and youth with developmental disabilities, building meaningful relationships and valued roles.  We share and promote the value of inclusion and belonging.

What We Do

  • We work in the community to support individuals who have developmental disabilities.
  • We bring people together by encouraging and facilitating friendships.
  • We believe that all people belong and have the right to participate in the community.
  • We foster public awareness of the gifts and contributions of people with developmental disabilities.

Website: http://extendafamily.ca/

Recruiting for: HOST A host is an individual ideally from the neighbourhood or community who has expressed an interest in getting to know a child or youth with a disability. Host relationships have the potential to provide typical experiences, create mutual friendship, provide a safe social network and provide respite that friendships have the potential to create. So often whereas society tends to see the disability, in a host or friendship relationship, one sees the person and his or her strengths. The frequency, in which people get together, depends on everyone involved.

Number of positions: 20

Where positions are posted: http://extendafamily.ca/opportunities/volunteer-opportunities/

Application method: If interested e-mail the coordinator assigned to the indivual you would like to be a host for. More information on specific opportunities on our website.