Do I need experience or qualifications? For our direct support roles there is no magic formula or qualification required – we're rather looking for a unique set of qualities (empathy, compassion) combined with lived experience of pregnancy loss to ensure the families reaching out to Sands are always able to talk to someone who understands what they are going through. Many Sands volunteers have interests or backgrounds in related areas – counselling, midwifery etc. but this is by no means a pre-requisite for the role. For more information about the specific requirements of each volunteer role see our volunteer position descriptions.