Donate

Why donate to Friendship Circle?

Donating to Friendship Circle is a great choice for people who are looking to invest their philanthropy in projects with a proven track record of investing in people and building the capacity of young people living with a disability.

Can I donate in memory of someone?

Yes, you can donate in memory of someone and select to have an acknowledgement email sent to their relative or friend.

Can I donate in honour of someone?

Yes, you can donate in honour of someone and provide their details for an acknowledgement email.

Can I donate monthly?

Yes, we have a Monthly Giving Circle.

The donation amount you choose will be deducted on the same date each month, and you will receive an email receipt for each donation.

What payment methods do you accept?

Online donations can be made using MasterCard or Visa. For American Express, please email us at [email protected].

Direct Deposits: 
Account Name: NSW Friendship Circle
BSB: 062124
Account Number: 10813631

Mailing Address for Cheques:
Sydney Friendship Circle
PO Box 7709
Bondi Beach, NSW 2026

Volunteer

Why volunteer?

By volunteering at Friendship Circle you will learn the skills to lead the world through change. You will build your leadership skills, develop your emotional intelligence, learn about yourself and others, advocate, and grow as a person. And most importantly, you will meet fantastic people!

How do I volunteer?

We offer a range of program for Teen Volunteers (ages 13-18 and in high school), and Young Adult Volunteers (ages 18-30). Additionally, volunteers aged 18+ may join our Friendship Bakery delivery team.

Click on the links below for our volunteer application forms, and follow the process outlined at the beginning of each form:

Teen Volunteers: sydneyfc.org.au/teen-volunteer-application

Adult Volunteers: sydneyfc.org.au/adult-volunteer-application

What happens once I have completed my volunteer forms?

Once we have received your forms and references, one of our program coordinators will be in touch to discuss volunteer opportunities and arrange an orientation.

Where are your programs based?

The majority of our programs is offered in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. Our school holiday camp is often based on the North Shore (with a free bus transfer from Bondi), and we can arrange home visits for families and volunteers living in the Eastern Suburbs, as well as the North.

Do you provide ongoing volunteer education?

Yes, new volunteers attend an orientation workshop prior to joining our programs. Additionally, we run workshops for new and existing volunteers at the start of every year for our Sunday Circle program, and prior to each school holiday Camp. Volunteers can also take part in first aid workshops, and we offer a selective leadership program for young adult volunteers.

Families

Why join?

Our goal is to help you, your family and your child to experience inclusion in our community. We focus on fostering friendships and offering opportunities for your child to have great experiences and make lots of happy memories with their friends.

What kind of programs do you offer?

We have a range of social programs for ages 4 to 30, including social hangouts for different age groups, sports and after-school clubs, school holiday camps and weekend getaways. Additionally, we offer special events for parents, such as Family Shabbat Dinners, Mums' and Dads' Nights, and parent educaton sessions.

How do we join?

Please complete our Expression of Interest form, and our Family Experience Manager will be in touch to arrange a meeting: click here

Families do not need to be Jewish to join Friendship Circle.

Can we use NDIS funding for Friendship Circle programs?

Depending on your plan and the funding you have available, you may claim our program fees on your child's NDIS plan. We can provide an invoice, as well as a quote for your child's NDIS review.

Where are your programs based?

The majority of our programs is offered in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. Our school holiday camp is often based on the North Shore (with a free bus transfer from Bondi), and we can arrange home visits for families and volunteers living in the Eastern Suburbs, as well as the North.

Get involved...

Volunteer
Connect with other young people to have fun and create meaningful realtionships

 

 

Family
Join a community who want to have fun and decrease social isolation felt by those with a disability

 

Donor
Help change the landscape and the narrative for so many young people  with and without disabilities in our community

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