Donate to Sands South Australia
Sands South Australia is a not for profit organisation that relies on funding from within the community and business sector, as we offer our support services for free, utilising the time, heart-felt generosity and willingness of our volunteers. Supporting Sands South Australia enables our services to continue supporting the many bereaved parents and their families who are in need.
Thinking of donating to Sands South Australia? We would greatly appreciate your financial support.
Take part in our events
Sands South Australia host a variety of events, support groups, coffee mornings, a Candle Lighting Ceremony and a Walkathon ('Take the steps our babies could not take') during the month of October as close as possible to the date of October 15th and also memorials. Visit our event calendar for more details
Join our Management Committee
Meet once a month. Sands South Australia is managed by a committee of bereaved parents who have the task of ensuring that the organisation runs smoothly by raising funds, applying for grants, publicity, arranging in-service education for health professionals and general administration.
Join our Advisory Council
The Advisory Council consists of members of the caring professions. They meet once a year with Sands South Australia Management Committee and Support Workers offering advice and assistance on relevant matters.
Become a Volunteer Parent Supporter
Our Volunteer Parent Supporters are bereaved parents 'further down the track' in their grief. These parents have undertaken a grief management training course. Parent Supporters are trained listeners and are available for hospital and home visits and for telephone support. They are based in many Adelaide metropolitan areas and country areas including the Fleurieu Peninsula, Gawler/Barossa Valley, Whyalla/Port Augusta and Yorke Peninsula.
Sands Volunteer Parent Supporters are aware that some parents have other issues and traumas in their family life aside from the death of their baby. We can refer on to other appropriate organisations or agencies if necessary.
If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Parent Supporter please contact us for further information and guidelines.