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Volunteer parent supporters needed

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Are you a bereaved parent living in Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast?

We're currently recruiting volunteer parent supporters for our national support line as well as for our face-to-face support groups in New Farm, Logan & Sunshine Coast areas.

Volunteer parent supporters provide emotional support to other bereaved parents and families via:

  • Our national support phone line - via an app on your smart phone (no need to travel anywhere)
  • Monthly face-to-face support meetings

If it's been a year or longer since your most recent pregnancy loss and you feel able to provide support to others, we'd love to hear from you.

We will be conducting training in New Farm on 24/25 August.

Please note:

  • Training for phone support roles will be on Fri 24 August only. Support meeting facilitators will need to be available for training on both days.
  • If you have applied previously but weren’t able to attend training, but you're now available for this training, please email our Services Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


For more information

Role Description

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Complete an expression of interest online

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Sands on The Today Show

The Today Show 3 

The experience of miscarriage is again in the public spotlight this week, with Australian cricketer David Warner's wife, Candice, speaking publicly about her own pregnancy loss. Anita Guyett from Sands was part of an emotional discussion on Channel 9's The Today Show about why, despite its prevalence, it's still so hard to talk about miscarriage. 

View the segment

Anita also spoke to Mamamia and 9Honey about why it's so important to keep talking about miscarriage and the support options Sands provides to grieving parents who feel they have nowhere to turn.

Read Mamamia article

Read 9Honey article