Sydney Friendship Circle
Join a community where people of all abilities spend time together, form friendships and learn from each other. We develop volunteers with the tools necessary to build a society that is truly inclusive of everyone.
We offer a range of programs that are suitable for teen and adult volunteers. The programs may require a regular commitment during school terms or be a one-off program during school holidays.
At Friendship Circle, we empower young people to come together, make a difference and create a world that is inclusive and accepting of everyone, regardless of their abilities.
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.
“Friendship Circle has literally changed my life. I have become a kinder person, a more compassionate person and more conscious of others around me. Friendship Circle has made me an excellent problem solver and has really shaped who I am today” – Tali
The following programs are open for Teen Volunteers:
Young adult volunteers may be interested in:
We are also always on the lookout for adult volunteer drivers to help our Friendship Bakery members deliver challah to the community on Fridays.
Volunteering at Sydney Friendship Circle is an excellent opportunity to grow as a person, learn about disability and inclusion, and contribute to your community. We would love to hear from you so please email any questions to [email protected] or head to Become a Volunteer to start the application process.
We look forward to meeting you and having you volunteer at Friendship Circle!
IMPORTANT: Due to Covid-19, we are currently only offering virtual programs and we are not accepting new volunteers at this time. If you would like to become a Friendship Circle volunteer, please complete our Expression of Interest form, and we will send you our volunteer application form once we are able to offer face-to-face programs again.
Please ensure you complete our forms correctly. Typos or incorrect information will result in a delay in processing your application.
Be sure to have an email address and phone number for your two referees before you begin completing this form.
- Step 1: Complete our Teen Volunteer Application
- Step 2: Review and Submit the Code of Conduct
- Step 3: Ask one of your parents to complete the Volunteer Agreement (Under 18)
- Step 1: Complete our Adult Volunteer Application
- Step 2: Complete our Adult Volunteer Agreement
Bakery Delivery Drivers are required to complete an additional form (see below) and will be contacted by our Friendship Bakery Delivery Coordinator once their application is complete.
Bakery Delivery Drivers (Adult Volunteers)
Apply for your Working with Children Check (Adult Volunteers)
New Referee Details (Teen/ Adult Volunteers)
The Friendship Circle Leadership Program is a unique leadership development opportunity for outstanding volunteer leaders who have demonstrated a commitment to community, inclusion and Jewish values. The program aims to empower our volunteer leaders to develop soft skills and growth mindsets to lead Friendship Circle programs and to be a positive force in their personal and professional lives. The program content is aligned with Jewish values and incorporates ideas from Jewish spirituality and history. This is an exciting opportunity to learn from industry experts, attend workshops on personal and professional growth and be inspired by Jewish teachings. The program includes a weekend Leadership Conference, workshops and social events and is funded in part by the Education Heritage Foundation.