The Friendship Circle Mitzvah Volunteer Program (MVP) engages 6th and 7th grade youth in meaningful, hands-on volunteerism and community  engagement. Volunteering with The Friendship Circle is a serious, year- long commitment—one that younger teens are generally not ready to make.


MVP youth receive sensitivity and general volunteer training, preparing  them to become active community members and full-fledged FC  volunteers. At the end of their training, MVP youth use what they have  learned to plan a special community event for Friendship Circle families  and volunteers.

All 6th and 7th grade youth must go through MVP in order to begin volunteering with Friendship Circle.

Through MVP you will learn:

  • Appropriate conduct when volunteering.

  • The importance of giving back to the community.

  • Critical skills to effectively volunteer with children with special needs

  • You will help coordinate and plan a culminating event for children with special needs and their families where you will have a hands-on volunteer experience.

All sessions are Wednesdays from 6:00-7:30 at the FC Office on Mercer Island




MVP Donation Form