Survivor Outreach Program: Volunteer Information

Note: This page contains important information for those who already have been trained as Survivor Outreach Program (SOP) Volunteers. 


SOP Visit Volunteer Info Session Drop-In Calls

Join Senior Director of Education Programs, Dr. Doreen Marshall, and your National Survivor Outreach Program Coordinator, Claire Wolford, as they discuss the Survivor Outreach Program and answer all volunteer questions. These calls are hosted once a month and are meant to provide volunteers with guidance as they make visits with recent survivors and connect with other visit volunteers.

Call Schedule

Monday, August 10 6:30PM EST

Monday, September 14 6:30PM EST

Call Instructions

Please dial:

And enter the following passcode:

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.


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 Loss and Bereavement Department at 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. This training is password protected. If you need the password, please contact the Loss and Bereavement Department at


The first step to becoming a Support Outreach Program volunteer is to apply and be accepted into the program. Please contact with questions or technical issues viewing the video.