Volunteer

AFSP’s Out of the Darkness Overnight is made possible through the hard work and dedication of supporters like you.

There are several ways you can help:

  • Register to Walk
    Walking through the night with others united by a common goal offers an opportunity for mutual support and understanding. The Overnight may be a place to cry, to laugh, to mourn, to remember, to heal, or to look toward the future without forgetting the past. Walkers agree to raise at least $1,000. (If you are a full-time student, a member of the military, a veteran, or immediate family of a member of the military or veteran, you may agree to raise at least $700. Each walker is assigned a personal Walker Coach who provides guidance and support before, during, and after the Walk.
  • Register to Be a Crew Member
    Crew members register as Overnight participants with a commitment to be present and volunteer their time for the duration of the event- often arriving before the walk starts and remaining after it ends. There are a variety of roles for crew members, ranging from behind the scenes to the interacting with participants at the forefront of the event. As a Crew member, you will have the gratitude of your fellow walkers, and the pride of helping them through the Walk
  • Be a Team Captain
    Team captains lead our walk teams, providing them with inspiration, organization, insight and sometimes a hug when that is needed. Any two or more people can create a team. Start recruiting friends, family, and colleagues today!
    *Please note: Each team member is still required to raise her or his minimum fundraising requirement ($1,000 per person, or $700 each for full-time students or military members, veterans, and immediate family of military members or veterans).
  • Volunteer Your Time
    Volunteers are an integral part of the Overnight community. Unlike Crew Members, volunteers do not register for the event or spend the whole event night working. Instead, they contribute smaller periods of time, both in the months leading up to and during the event itself.
  • Become a Sponsor
    The Out of the Darkness Overnight Sponsor Program provides businesses and organizations of all sizes the opportunity to take an active role in suicide prevention at the national level. As a sponsor, your organization will benefit from visibility and goodwill to thousands of participants from across the U.S. who join together for a night to send the strong message that we cannot not let another life be lost to suicide.