Hope your time in Toronto goes well, it's a great city. Unfortunately I really don't think you'll be able to volunteer while studying in Toronto... Perhaps you could look into volunteering with some skills training companies if you are an expert at technical rescue or or something like that.
Here's the deal;
There is no opportunity to volunteer in the larger cities in southern Ontario. Larger cities have paid departments, and as a rule do not have volunteers as well.
So if you want to volunteer you need to live in a rural town with a volunteer department... Then you need to wait for a recruitment (which may not come up for a year or more), because volunteer departments also have a lot of people wanting to volunteer, so it's actually a competition to get onto a volunteer department.
Last, volunteer departments pay their staff a minimal wage to attend the training nights and to attend calls. If you can't work in Canada, you will be ineligible to volunteer.
So if you really want to volunteer in the fire service, you'll have to be creative in who to volunteer with while living in Toronto. Maybe some others on this forum have some ideas for you.
Best of luck and enjoy your time in Canada!
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