Field Ambassadors lead advocacy & public policy activities on behalf of local AFSP Chapters. They work closely with their chapter leaders and the Public Policy Team throughout the year to solidify AFSP as the go-to suicide prevention policy resource in the chapter area. Typical Field Ambassador activities can include planning an AFSP State Capitol Day event, holding meetings with public officials, testifying at legislative hearings, and speaking at press conferences, among others.
To apply to become a Field Ambassador, interested Field Advocates MUST be sponsored by your local AFSP Chapter. This means that, for your application to be considered complete, a local chapter leader must recommend you for the Field Ambassador position (applicants may NOT self-sponsor). Once you’ve obtained your chapter sponsor, you must agree to a set of expectations and apply online using the form below. Completed applications are reviewed monthly by chapter leaders and the Public Policy Team. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of this review via email.
If accepted, Field Ambassadors are asked to complete assignments from our Washington, D.C. Public Policy Team and actively work with their local chapter’s Advocacy/Public Policy Committee on an Advocacy Plan.