Bar/Bat Mitzvah

Volunteer Project


We’re excited to present the Friendship Circle UES Bar/Bat Mitzvah Project! A wonderful opportunity for 11 & 12 year old boys and girls to celebrate their coming of age milestone by engaging with kids who have special needs. The project includes a wholesome blend of volunteering and fundraising.


The mitzvah volunteer group will coordinate and then volunteer at an exciting carnival for children with special needs! There will be 3 meetings prior to the carnival where the group will map out a plan to give the special children at Friendship Circle a day to remember. During the meetings the group will also learn about kids with special needs, the unique challenges they face and what we can do as a community to make sure that every child feels at home. Each meeting will be 1 hour. Family members are invited to volunteer on the day of the carnival.

If a member of the mitzvah volunteer project would like to continue volunteering after the project ends, they can happily do so at Friendship Circle holiday programs and at the seasonal Friendship Circle camps. 


The chance to sponsor a special child in our community! Invite family and friends to participate in your volunteering efforts by making a donation to Friendship Circle on your custom-made fundraising page, giving kids, teens and young adults with disabilities much needed social and recreational opportunities.


Two Sessions during the school year:

November - January

February - March