Big Brothers/Sisters

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Our volunteer programme is unique to Camp Simcha. Big Brothers and Sisters are, as they sound, a relationship for life for each child and their siblings.


“Fun Therapists”, our Big Brothers & Sisters visit the child regularly at home or in hospital. Still young themselves (normally 18 – 25 years), our volunteers are specially trained to make a difference when it will really count. They bring treats and take children on Camp Simcha events. Most importantly, they will make sure that each child feels special. Children facing difficult treatments or their brothers and sisters can benefit greatly from knowing that their Big Brother or Big Sister will be there for them.

“Before I volunteered as a Big Brother I imagined it to be quite a tough role given what the families are going through, but mostly it is just uplifting because you are bringing happiness to families at such a dark time. Often when we are there I forget life is not normal at the moment for this family because we are all having such a great time together … if it feels like that for them too then I know we have made a difference. That’s what being a Big Sibling is about.” Natan, Camp Simcha Big Brother.

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


'I don't know where i would be without my Camp Simcha Big Brother'

Joey, Manchester