Houston volunteer opportunities


What Is It?: The mission of the Friendship Circle is to create meaningful relationships between local teen volunteers and children with special needs.


Help Needed: Opportunities include helping at inclusive Jewish and social programs including bowling parties, challah baking, tennis outings, and Shabbat dinners; making regular visits to buddies with disabilities; and assisting with the annual Friendship Walk.


Minimum Age to Volunteer: 11. Volunteers must be in or entering 6th grade for group events, and in or entering 8th grade for the one-on-one Friends@Home program.

Help Needed



The Friendship Circle hosts regular inclusive Jewish and social programs including bowling parties, Shabbat dinners, and Loaves of Love (challah baking), as well as holiday programs such as Pizza in the Hut, Purim and Pesach celebrations, and a Shavuot Ice Cream Party.  Teen volunteers are needed and welcome at these events.


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Through this program, individuals with disabilities enjoy regular visits in their homes from pairs of volunteers, giving parents respite while the child enjoys an hour of homemade fun with his/her friends.


Teen volunteers are needed to help with the Friendship Circle’s annual community-wide Friendship Walk. This event helps heighten awareness of children and adults with disabilities, and raises funds for Friendship Circle programs.  The 2019 walk took place on December 15th.



Time Commitment:
Suitable for Groups of Volunteers?
Training Needed:

Friendship Circle Houston Gala Video (2018) (5 minutes 54 seconds)


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