A world where everyone embraces and values each and every person


To inspire young people by creating inclusive communities through education, activities, capacity building and social connections.


  • Inclusion
  • Belonging
  • Leadership
  • Community
  • Collaboration

About Friendship Circle

Sydney Friendship Circle began in 2007 with one participant and a vision to create a better future for people of all abilities.

Friendship Circle is about concentric circles that make up a community with the shared goals of providing education, support and opportunities. Volunteers extend friendship and assistance to young people with disabilities thus, completing the circle. In return the volunteers gain communication and organisational skills plus self-confidence. More importantly, they learn to embrace differences.

We are located in Eastern Suburbs of Sydney and currently offer 20 well received programmes. Our community is made up of a participant base consisting of approximately 500 individuals (100 people with challenges such as developmental delays or intellectual abilities and 400 volunteers), their families and our expanding support base.

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