Big Brothers & Sisters

An amazing and rewarding way to make a real difference to a seriously ill child

Each year our trained volunteer Big Brothers and Sisters together give over 100,000 hours of their time to Camp Simcha

If you are between 18-25 you could become one of our incredible volunteer Big Brothers or Sisters, special friends to seriously ill children we support and their siblings visiting them regularly and joining them at Camp Simcha outings and events and residential retreats.

We give you all the training and support you need to allow you to be matched with a child.

“At the training they explained the importance of ‘powerful positive experiences’ – how bringing fun and joy to a seriously ill child or their sibling can make a huge difference. They also explained why it is so important we are there for siblings, who can feel scared, displaced, even jealous when their brother or sister is ill and understandably getting so much more of their parents’ attention. The dedicated time they get from a Big Sibling, someone there just for them, can really help.

What really inspired me though was the idea that I, personally, can make a child feel good in a situation that isn’t good. I feel privileged to be in that position.”  Rachel, Camp Simcha Big Sister

If you would like to hear more about this programme or volunteer, email Daniel Gillis