Our services volunteers – known as volunteer parent supporters – provide peer-to-peer support to bereaved parents who contact Sands by phone, email, or live chat. Volunteer parent supporters may also facilitate local face-to-face support groups in their area. 

Volunteer parent supporters are the lifeblood of Sands. Using our model of peer support, it is their role to provide a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space for bereaved parents and their families to talk about their baby with another person who has gone through a similar life experience.  

As such it is essential that each of our volunteer parent supporters has themselves experienced early pregnancy loss, medically advised termination, stillbirth or newborn death. 

Sands provides training and ongoing support for all volunteer parent supporters. This role can be performed from anywhere in Australia. 

The volunteer parent supporter position description outlines more information about the requirements of the position. 

Learn more about how to become a volunteer for Sands (and Red Nose) and the different roles available.