Do you want to make a difference?
Do you need community service?
Do you want to engage in a meaningful mitzvah project that will have
an incredible impact on your life?
Do you want to be part of the most successful Jewish Volunteer Club with lots of fun perks?
Are you searching for a meaningful mitzvah project for your
Do you want a mitzvah project in which YOU can choose
the date and time?
Then the FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE is what you’re looking for!!!
Join the Friendship Circle and you can make a world of difference to a child with special needs!
What is The Friendship Circle?
The Friendship Circle is a program that involves teenagers in helping children with special needs and their families. Children with special needs may struggle with loneliness in addition to their handicaps. They could have the best professional help (doctors, social workers, etc.) but they don’t necessarily have friends! They don’t attend regular social gatherings like most, and their classmates can’t interact with them in the same way as most children. They may be missing extra attention, love and friendship from friends and people in their community. The Solution is the Friendship Circle. The Friendship Circle provides assistance to families with physically or intellectually challenged children.
Some of the volunteer options:
Friends at Home is a program in which pairs of teenage volunteers visit the homes of children with special needs on a weekly or a fortnightly basis. They bond and form a close relationship with the children, while affording the parents a much-needed break and feeling of support.
Children’s Circle is a drop-off program from 10:00 – 12:00 in the morning on Sundays. Volunteers helps children enjoy music, karate, yoga, gymnastics, fitness, dance, baking, crafts, and sports in a fun-filled setting led by therapists.
Teen Scene is a drop off program for teens with special needs from 10:00-12:00 in the morning on Sundays. Volunteers help the teens participate and enjoy Jam Session, Creative Movement, Rhythm, Culinary Arts, and Music which is led by therapists. Teen Scene also incorporates the Life Skills program. Participants will go on trips where they will learn social etiquette and basic life skills.
Sports Circle is an engaging, athletic and fun drop-off sports program on Mondays from 4:30pm – 5:30pm. Volunteers help children learn the skills of the game, enjoy sportsmanship and teamwork with a professional coach.
Guitar Circle is a great program in which kids will learn how to jam on the guitar and play their favorite tunes with a gifted guitar teacher. Each kid will get their own guitar to hold and play in the class together with their dedicated volunteers. Wednesdays, 4:30 -5:15 p.m.
Hip Hop Circle teaches children and teens rhythm, musicality, coordination, and age appropriate choreography. Also features traditional jazz dance movement and steps. These sessions take place on Thursdays at 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm.
New this year! Art Circle is a class in which children and teens will learn many techniques of art and enjoy working with various mediums. Participants will works with dedicated volunteers and an excellent instructor. Tuesdays: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
If you would like to volunteer in any of these Friendship Circle programs, then don’t miss Sunday, September 21st, 4:00-6:30 p.m. at the Friendship Circle 8700 S.W. 112 Street, Miami Attendance is MANDATORY for ALL volunteers; returning and new.
6:30-7:30 p.m. ORIENTATION This meeting is MANDATORY for ALL PARENTS of NEW VOLUNTEERS 7th to 12th grade teens are welcome to apply!