Information for Survivor Outreach Program Volunteers
This page contains important information for those who have already been trained as Survivor Outreach Program (SOP) volunteers.
If you have questions about your role or obligations as a Survivor Outreach Program volunteer that are not covered on this page, please contact your AFSP chapter’s SOP coordinator. You can find them listed here. If you are unable to contact your coordinator, you may also contact AFSP’s National Survivor Outreach Program Coordinator at SOPCNational@afsp.org.▲ Back to Top
Visit volunteer information session drop-in calls
Join AFSP Vice President of Programs, Dr. Doreen Marshall, and your National Survivor Outreach Program Coordinator, Shannon Donnick, as they discuss the Survivor Outreach Program and answer all volunteer questions. These calls are hosted every other month and are meant to provide volunteers with guidance as they make visits with recent survivors and connect with other visit volunteers.
Wednesday, February 15
Thursday, April 27
Monday, June 19
All calls take place at 8 p.m. EDT / 5 p.m. PDT. To join, dial 1-800-882-3610 and enter passcode 9566117.▲ Back to Top
Email Signature Banner
Note: The signature banner is a great way to easily promote the program is to include the following SOP imagine in your email signature. That way every email you send will have a small Survivor Outreach Program image at the bottom linked to more information about the program. Please download the file and then follow the instructions in the list below, depending on what email provider you use, to hyperlink your image to www.afsp.org/sop.▲ Back to Top
Survivor Outreach Program Visit Volunteer Training & Refresher Webinar
View this video at any time to refresh your skills or learn new ones before making a Survivor Outreach Program visit. Please bear in mind that the content in the updated handbook supersedes that contained in the training video.
This training is password-protected. If you need the password, please contact the Loss and Bereavement Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Before you make an SOP visit by telephone, please click the link above and read the attached document for guidelines on how to talk to suicide loss survivors by phone. These guidelines are adapted from Pathways to Purpose & Hope: A Guide for Creating a Sustainable Grief Support Organization for Families and Friends after a Suicide Death, which was created by Friends for Survival.▲ Back to Top