Teen Leadership Board


"I love that FC gives kids with special needs the opportunity to create close bonds with the volunteers and spend time with people who truly care about them. In my case, I have been working with Julie since 8th grade and I have been able to watch her grow up and gain an even broader understanding about kids with special needs. I am looking forward to take my volunteer work at friendship circle to the next level and become even more involved with FC."

Taylor Doyle 

Volunteer since 2013


"My favorite part of Friendship Circle is the connections I make with the kids!"

Nina Glesby

Volunteer since 2014


“What I love about Friendship Circle is the difference I get to make in the children’s life and the difference they make in mine”

Ilyana Mitchell

Volunteer since 2016


"I am looking forward to Friendship Circle this year because it has been one of the greatest parts of my week these past few years. I am excited to work “behind the scenes”, so I can help create these amazing activities that mean so much to me."

Ariella Mendal

Volunteer since 2014


"I love the sense of community at Friendship Circle. Everybody that volunteers wants to be there for the same reason: to make children smile. And for this reason, the community is strong and loving. I am very excited for this year, as we will have even more volunteers, and exciting/new journeys to embark on."

Vanessa Nasser

Volunteer since 2012

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"My favorite thing about Friendship Circle is the opportunity it gives me to gain a strong and lasting connection with each child."

Rachel Shohet

Volunteer since 2015


"I love the difference that Friendship Circle can make in one child’s life. At the same time, how it enriches the life of Volunteers. I am a team player and would like to add ideas and help make Friendship Circle even better!"

Charlotte Steinberg

Volunteer since 2015


"My favorite thing about FC is forming relationships with each of the kids, their families, and the other volunteers!"

Lucy Stone

Volunteer since 2014


"I’m looking forward to having a role in planning these amazing events. After witnessing the life changing work of the Friendship Circle, I feel lucky to be able to be a part of such a beneficial organization."

Jake Bloom

Volunteer Since 2017


"I love Friendship Circle and hope to participate more!"

Michael Perl

Volunteer since 2015


"Some of my best memories have been made while volunteering for friendship circle. What I love most about the program is the sense of community it creates. Friendship circle truly is a family, and I am forever grateful to be apart of that family."

Harry Shams

Volunteer since 2015

FRIENDSHIP CIRCLE UPPER EAST SIDE • 419 East 77th Street, New York, NY 10075 • (212) 348-2527

The Friendship Circle is a DBA of Chabad Lubavitch Upper East Side. A non-profit 501 (c)3 organization; (Federal tax ID#: 11-3083540)

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