Get Involved

Through the contribution of their time, talent, and passion, our volunteers are leading the movement to prevent suicide in local communities across the nation.

They are the driving force behind increasing the public’s awareness of suicide as a public health issue that is preventable. Together, our chapter volunteers deliver innovative prevention programs for schools and business, reach out to survivors of suicide loss, organize fundraising events, and act as a go-to resource for their entire community.

Whatever your background, strengths, or interests, our chapter needs you. Let’s make a difference in the lives of those who have been touched by suicide in our community. Please join us today.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the AFSP - Colorado Chapter.  Your efforts will help support AFSP's vital research and education programs to prevent suicide and save lives, increase awareness about depression and suicide, and provide support for survivors of suicide.

if you'd like to volunteer with our chapter, click on the link below to complete an application:

If you have questions or ideas please e-mail us at Colorado@afsp.org

Here is a snapshot of what our committees do:

Community Outreach

Promotes the work of AFSP in a variety of ways, including presentations, booth opportunities, and individual meetings within the local community

Education/Program Services

Oversees programmatic activities of the Chapter, including, but not limited to: survivor and education programs. This committee plays a key role in identifying and organizing necessary programs in conjunction with Chapter goals.

Fundraising

Oversees all fundraising activities of the Chapter and ensures that these activities raise adequate funds to support the Chapter budget. In addition, this committee identifies and solicits funds from external sources of support, including major gifts from key corporate and private sponsors, as well as third party fundraisers. Subcommittees include the Out of the Darkness Community Walk planning committee and non-walk event fundraiser committees.

Marketing and Public Relations

Creates and facilitates successful marketing strategies for the Chapter. Adhering to the AFSP National standards, this committee promotes the image and branding both internally to Chapter members as well as to the community-at-large in an effort to maintain and continually enhance AFSP opportunities, programs, and events.

Public Policy & Advocacy

Oversees Chapter efforts to increase public awareness of suicide as a public health problem and promote local, state, and federal policies and programs that prevent suicide as approved by the National AFSP office. This committee disseminate information regarding national activities and recruits other volunteers to participate as advocates.

Survivor Outreach Program

This committee is currently in formation.

Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement

Oversees all aspects of Chapter volunteer program including recruitment, engagement, orientation and support, informal evaluation, and recognition. This committee works with other committee chairs to assess the volunteer needs of the Chapter and recruit and assign qualified members as needed.