All volunteers going into peer supporter roles undertake our national bereavement support training, delivered in person at locations across Australia or online where attendance at our office is not possible.

The training is conducted by our National Bereavement Support Team and is designed to introduce you to various theories and experiences of grief, introduce Sands’ unique peer-to-peer model of support, and prepare you for what to expect when offering support to vulnerable people. Volunteers have the opportunity to refresh their training at various intervals throughout their period of service.

For other volunteer roles, full training is provided in a variety of ways including training manuals, newsletters, online videos and online webinars. Our team will assist you to gain the knowledge you need to feel comfortable in your volunteering role.