Survivor Outreach Program: Volunteer Information

Note: This page contains important information for those who already have been trained as Survivor Outreach Program (SOP) Volunteers. If you are not a trained SOP volunteer, but are interested in learning more about the Survivor Outreach Program, please click on the link below:

 

Volunteer Visit Summary Form

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.

Questions?

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 Survivor Initiatives Department at survivingsuicideloss@afsp.org 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.

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 survivingsuicideloss@afsp.org with questions or technical issues viewing the video.

Drop-In Conference Calls

To help ensure that every visit is a positive one, both for you and for the survivor you meet, we periodically schedule one-hour drop-in conference calls for our trained peer volunteers. On the calls, you can ask questions, request guidance, and stay connected to the program and other peer volunteers between visits. The calls are moderated by experienced AFSP Survivor Outreach Program volunteers. Here’s how you can participate:

Calls are scheduled for:

Monday, December 9th at 7:00PM Eastern Standard Time

At the time of the scheduled call, call 1-888-291-0079 and enter passcode 968 7402#. 

We appreciate your participation and feedback!