Survivor Outreach Program: Volunteer Information

Note: This page contains important information for those who already have been trained as Survivor Outreach Program (SOP) Volunteers. 


Volunteer Report

We greatly appreciate every visit you make to a peer who has experienced a suicide loss! Please be sure to complete this summary form within 48 hours of each visit you make. You will receive an automatic confirmation by email shortly after submitting the form to let you know we've received it.


If you have questions about your role or obligations as a Survivor Outreach Program volunteer, please contact your AFSP Chapter's Survivor Outreach Program Coordinator. You will find them listed here. If you are unable to contact your coordinator, you may also contact AFSP's Loss and Bereavement Department at or (212) 363-3500 Ext. 2035.

SOP Volunteer Training Webinar

You can view our online SOP Training Program at any time, day or night, to refresh your skills or learn new ones before making a Survivor Outreach Program visit. This training is password protected. If you need the password, please contact the Loss and Bereavement Department at

Please download and print the following two documents. You will want to refer to them during the online training:

Training Handout

Training Slides


The first step to becoming a Support Outreach Program volunteer is to apply and be accepted into the program. Please contact with questions or technical issues viewing the video.