Do I have to be a bereaved parent to volunteer with Sands? Not everyone who volunteers with Sands has lived experience of perinatal loss but all have a sensitivity towards and empathy for the experience of bereaved families. We have a range of non-support-based volunteer roles that anyone is welcome to apply for. You may be interested in becoming a Health Professional Liaison volunteer or an event volunteer. From time to time we also recruit volunteers with specific skills such as photography or journalism.