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 at various events through-out the year and also at our Out of the Darkness community walks.
Out of the Darkness Community Walks, dates and location below. Sign up here
Saturday September 20th | Spokane Out of the Darkness Walk
Sunday September 21st | Bellingham Out of the Darkness Walk
Sunday September 21st | Poulsbo Out of the Darkness Walk
Saturday September 27th | Wenatchee Out of the Darkness Walk
Saturday September 27th | Olympia Out of the Darkness Walk
Sunday October 5th | Aberdeen Out of the Darkness Walk
Sunday October 12th | Seattle Out of the Darkness Walk
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