Nothing makes people feel better about themselves than spending time with friends that truly care about them.


Our 150 amazing volunteers are the driving force of The Friendship Circle. Selfless people who give so much of their own time to enhance the lives of others.  Together we are creating an inclusive and accepting community that we all want to live in.

Volunteers can choose from a large variety of programmes through the year in which to participate. Whether you come to a programme once a month or visit a buddy every week it can be a life changing experience for you which makes a huge difference to a person’s life.

All volunteer are carefully recruited, checked for criminal records, trained and supported throughout their volunteering journey. 



at events 

Join us at one of our many classes, events or nights out where you can take part alongside our members whilst forming fantastic and invaluable friendships. 

Become a

one to one buddy

Our one to one buddying scheme matches volunteers with our members based on their interests and suitability. As buddies they can enjoy activities and days out together as well as spending time at home.

Become a shabbat

dinner host

The Friendship Circle is here to help to build a community around the Friday night dinner table. We facilitate opportunities for our members to join local families at their Shabbat table so that they can experience the warmth and beauty of a family Shabbat



Getting involved with The Friendship Circle as a family volunteer can be extremely rewarding for all of those involved. 


 "I am so humbled to be part of such a worthwhile and friendly organisation that in some regards I consider to be part of my family."

If you would like to become a volunteer please contact Sharna Saunders sharna@friendship-circle.org.uk


0161 792 1792

17 Bury New Road, Prestwich, M25 9JZ

Charity Registration Number: 1135828

With grateful thanks to the following organisations who have provided emergency COVID-19 funding, enabling us to carry out our vital work within the Jewish community.