Help with Suicide Prevention in Palm Beach County

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from your home computer or at local health fairsWest Palm Beach, FL 33401


The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is the leading national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and to reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide.

AFSP Education Presenters: We need individuals who can facilitate discussions, show the AFSP videos, or lead breakout groups at various AFSP events. The Education Committee Chair will provide the required training and familiarization (which will include watching one or more events before you lead one). We need many presenters in order to adequately support the increasing demand for events within our community. Presenters will typically work in pairs for audiences as small as 5, or as large as 100. Knowledge of AFSP’s mission, the specific video or subject matter, and public speaking ability are essential to success in this position. Presentation and training materials will be provided to you. Good public speaking skills are a must!

Awareness Event Leader: We need responsible volunteers who are comfortable in the public to staff the AFSP information booth at a wide array of public awareness events. Venues could include health fairs and expos, and community festivals. Event Leaders are responsible for coordinating with the event organizer to understand specific support requirements for each event (time, day, location, duration, expectations); setting up the AFSP booth at the event; interacting with visitors to the booth to share information and answer questions; recording contact information for potential volunteers or attendees at future events; providing an event report to the education committee chair after each event. Being comfortable interacting with people and the ability to carry and set up the AFSP materials are required skills for this position.

Volunteer Coordinator: This person is responsible for managing the recruitment, education, and assignment of volunteers within the area. As our presence grows, we are getting more and more people interested in volunteering. The volunteer coordinator will be the 1 st point of contact for all potential volunteers. Duties of this position include:

  • Responding by email and phone to initial inquiries by potential volunteers
  • Ensuring all volunteers understand AFSP’s mission, and the range of potential volunteer opportunities
  • Keeping this document updated to share with potential volunteers
  • Hosting volunteer open houses (typically 2-3 hour events, 2 times per year for potential volunteers to meet and greet Chapter board members, ask questions, and become more comfortable with AFSP and our chapter
  • Screening potential volunteers to determine their interests and abilities
  • Passing potential volunteers to the appropriate GPC leader for future assignments

Good organizational, communication, and people skills are important attributes for this position.


  • Data Entry
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Internet Research
  • Administrative Support
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • a few hours a month

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