The support services we offer for bereaved parents are provided entirely by volunteers, who each draw upon their own lived experience of miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death to help others experiencing the grief of pregnancy or infant loss feel heard.
Sands volunteers undertake training in bereavement support before stepping into support roles on our national phone line, email or live chat services or in our local face-to-face support groups.
We also have volunteers engaged in helping with administration, fundraising, and event management.
Whilst they come from all walks of life and hail from right across Australia, what our volunteers have in common is a passion for ensuring that no bereaved parent feels alone, isolated, or misunderstood in the grief they feel for their baby who died.
“Working on the support line has touched the deepest parts of my soul. You have given me the ability to create a legacy for my babies. Although they never drew breath or were able to create their own footprints, they are leaving their imprint in this world with every single call I take.” (Volunteer parent supporter, Lauren)