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Volunteering Tips & Upcoming Opportunities

26 May 2022 — 2 min read

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View our volunteer calendar to see what day-of volunteer opportunities are on the horizon!

Click on any of the calendar events to view more details about a given volunteer opportunity. If you are available to help out, simply follow the link to sign up for a time slot.

*Events marked "Open" are still in need of helping hands! Those marked "Full" have sufficient volunteers signed up. 

New to volunteering with us?

Complete our New Volunteer Application to tell us more about your interests. Once you submit the application, our Volunteer Chair will email you to schedule a chat where they will share more about the chapter and work with you find the right place to get started!

Looking to volunteer regularly?

Join one of our chapter committees! Read about our chapter committees and what they do here. 


What do AFSP NCAC volunteers do?

There are many different ways volunteers support AFSP's mission to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. Volunteers can do everything from helping with day-of support for chapter and community events to serving on chapter committees, or even leading them! 

Tips for Getting Started

With so many options for getting involved, it can be a little bit overwhelming to decide what you want to do first. Let's go through a few steps we suggest to help you learn more about AFSP, suicide prevention, and finding your best fit!


  1. Complete our New Volunteer Application - Be sure to check your email afterward for a message from our Volunteer Chair ([email protected]) who will reach out to you directly
  2. Sign up as a Chapter Advocate 
  3. Follow us on social media and share our posts:


  1. Sign up for a Volunteer Orientation - Register at (held quarterly)
  2. Attend a presentation of "Talk Saves Lives: An Introduction to Suicide Prevention" - You can see all upcoming education programs on the "Events" section of our website at
  3. Read about how to share your story safely
  4. Take a look at the latest published statistics on suicide
  5. Become "tabling trained"! Contact our Education Chair ([email protected]) to complete our tabling training so you can share AFSP resources in the community


  1. Sign up to volunteer at a day-of event
  2. Register for an Out of the Darkness Walk:
  3. Browse the chapter committee information to see which committees are working on initiatives that align with your personal volunteer goals, then pick one to join! 
  4. Engage your personal network in suicide prevention! Tell them about AFSP and explore what resources they are looking for, then make introductions with chapter leaders
  5. Get to know our chapter board members - You can email them anytime to learn more about what they do on the board, how they became a board member, solicit their advice, introduce them to people in your network, and share your feedback with them

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