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Volunteer with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Western Pennsylvania Chapter

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Volunteer with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Western Pennsylvania Chapter

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Western Pennsylvania Chapter is based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We serve 25 counties within the Western Pennsylvania region.

afsp.org/westernpa

We are volunteer health organization that equips and engages our volunteers with the needed resources and opportunities to be active participants in a nationwide community that is empowered by groundbreaking research, new and innovative education and critical advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death. AFSP has set a bold goal with our "Project 2025" initiative, to reduce the annual suicide rate in the United States 20% by the year 2025. AFSP is the leading national non-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide. Our mission is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. AFSP creates a culture that's smart about mental health by engaging in core strategies, such as funding scientific research, educating the public about mental health and suicide prevention, advocating for public policies in mental health and suicide prevention, and supporting survivors of suicide loss and those affected by suicide.

There are many ways to become involved in AFSP activities. Whether your passion is to host tabling events, to become active in a community or campus walk, or to be an active volunteer at other AFSP events, spending time speaking with the general public and helping them connect to resources that are relevant to their situation. I would recommend familiarizing yourself with our literature, programs, and possible trainings for which you may need to be an active volunteer. I will be happy to provide you with physical copies of our printed materials to look over once we get to meet in person. A great resource to start your research would be our national website afsp.org and our social media websites.

We hope that you decide to join us in our fight to end suicide in our communities. All of the work that we do to prevent suicide can only happen with the support of our dedicated volunteers.  Thank you for your consideration with volunteering for AFSP Western PA Chapter.


Check out this Talk Saves Lives PSA video on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/158645603


To learn more detailed information on American Foundation for Suicide Prevention National Organization please visit our AFSP 2020 Annual Report.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Western Pennsylvania Chapter is based out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We serve 25 counties within the Western Pennsylvania region.

afsp.org/westernpa

We are volunteer health…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per month
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Training Provided
  • Groups Welcome
  • Families Welcome
  • International Volunteers Welcome

Location

On-site

AFSP Western PA Mailing Box Office

1597 Washington Pike, Bridgeville, PA 15017, United States
Suite A38, Box 272
Directions

Please Note: Our event locations will vary throughout Western Pennsylvania.

Our All Hands Volunteer Meetings take place at the Hyatt House Pittsburgh-South Side, 2795 S. Water Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 in Gatherings Room 1, left of the lobby desk.

Currently do to COVID-19 pandemic - Our meetings are being held virtually via Zoom at this time.

How to Apply

Please click the link above to complete the application to become a volunteer with AFSP Western PA. After you have submitted the application, Rob Searfoss our Volunteer Coordinator will be reaching out to you within 24 - 48 hours to welcome you to AFSP Western PA.

Thank you for your interest and dedication to suicide prevention and mental health awareness. We cannot wait to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide with you.


Please Note: Our event locations will vary throughout Western Pennsylvania.

Our All Hands Volunteer Meetings take place at the Hyatt House Pittsburgh-South Side, 2795 S. Water Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203 in Gatherings Room 1, left of the lobby desk.

*Currently do to COVID-19 pandemic - Our meetings are being held virtually via Zoom at this time.

Please click the link above to complete the application to become a volunteer with AFSP Western PA. After you have submitted the application, Rob Searfoss our Volunteer…

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