The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those impacted by suicide. AFSP OC is part of a nationwide network of volunteer-driven AFSP Chapters empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.
We are looking for dedicated individuals who want to make a difference in their community. AFSP engages tens of thousands volunteers across the U.S. in targeted advocacy in support of AFSP’s Public Policy Priorities at the federal, state, and local levels.
AFSP has 2 networks of advocacy volunteers: a large Field Advocate network and a smaller Field Ambassador network. Together, these two networks allow AFSP to mobilize large numbers of volunteers (Field Advocates) while also building strong, meaningful working relationships with elected officials at all levels of government (through the work of our Field Ambassadors).
Field ADVOCATES AFSP calls upon our large grassroots network of Field Advocates to email, call, or tweet elected officials, to sign petitions, or to submit letters to the editor when bills or issues are moving and we need to demonstrate large grassroots support or opposition. To become a Field Advocate, interested individuals simply have to sign up via a short sign-up form online. Field Advocates represent themselves and communicate with their own elected officials as constituents through the online Action Center. Field Advocate sign up form: https://afsp.org/advocate
Field AMBASSADORS Field Ambassadors work together on their chapter’s Advocacy/Public Policy Committee to serve as liaisons between AFSP and elected officials at all levels of government. Field Ambassadors work closely with the Public Policy Team and their chapter leaders and staff to solidify AFSP as the go-to suicide prevention policy resource in the chapter area. Field Ambassadors represent AFSP in their policy work and are asked to utilize their existing relationships, and build new relationships, with public officials and their staff
About American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
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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.
To fully achieve its mission, AFSP engages in the following Five Core Strategies:
Fund scientific research
Offer educational programs for professionals
Educate the public about mood disorders and suicide prevention
Promote policies and legislation that impact suicide and prevention
Provide programs and resources for survivors of suicide loss and people at risk, and involve them in the work of the Foundation