Why Volunteer?


Know the feeling you get when you're around friends who really care for you, who really love you, who really SEE you? Every person deserves this, regardless of ability. Be part of giving back and providing this amazing feeling to children and teens with special needs!

The mitzvah of being a Friendship Circle volunteer is a great way to give an extraordinary gift to an extraordinary kid. Join a community of other amazing Jewish teens who care about making a difference in the world.

The Friendship Circle helps build a community of compassionate young leaders. Through many volunteer opportunities, training events,volunteer-only educational activities and more, teens develop important leadership and life skills.

Teens also learn the importance of giving and being accepting of others. Working with children with special needs transforms teens into more caring, sensitive people who have a more concrete sense of identity. The experiences they share with the children help teens develop a communal sense of responsibility and teach them to embrace every individual with love and acceptance.


Ready to volunteer?
Fill out a volunteer intake form and a Friendship Circle staff member will reach out to speak with you about our programs and your interest in volunteering.

Questions? Call us: (206)374-363


Wanna know more?

Click on the pictures below to learn more about some of our programs!