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.
How you can help our Washington Chapter
Our chapter is working hard in our great state to fight for suicide prevention, and to support those who have experienced suicide loss. We are volunteer lead and there are many opportunities for volunteering on a one-off basis, or commit to joining a committee and supporting our chapter year-round.
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
We need volunteers to help through-out the year with a wide range of tasks such as attending community outreach events representing our chapter, help organize various events, share our resources in the community, and raise awareness about suicide prevention.
Help us plan the Community Walks
We need you! All of our Out of the Darkness Community Walks in Washington State are volunteer planned. Without your time and talents, we could not do what we do!
Planning - Marketing - Flyers - Food/Beverage - Sponsorships - Logistics -
Remembrance Activities - Medical Support - And More!
To get involved in planning a Community Walk, please fill-out the Washington State Walk Planning Committee Volunteer Interest Form.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Join a committee and help year round
Advocacy Committee | Assists with local and national suicide prevention and survivor ship advocacy as approved by the national Washington DC office.
Community Outreach Committee | Help us identify community events, fairs etc where our local chapter should have a presence
Education Committee | Shall oversee all educational activities of the chapter
Media Committee | Seeking volunteers who have a passion for social media and/or experience with public relations/media relations/marketing. Also seeking volunteers who are interested in helping us keep an eye out for local Washington media coverage of suicide. We can send you more detailed info if you are interested.
Speaker Committee | Consist of interested survivors and people with mental disorders that are trained by AFSP to speak at schools, churches, walks and other locations as identified.
Survivor Outreach Program Committee | Volunteers in this program will be requested to help do outreach in their local community to help promote the program and will be requested to attend their local Out of the Darkness Community Walk as a support ambassador.
We would like to hear from you! If you have any questions about how you can help our chapter, send us an email at Washington@afsp.org.