Our volunteers are the backbone of SOSL. It is their faithful dedication that allows SOSL to fulfill its mission year after year.
Many volunteers say they give of their time, energy and expertise in memory of their loved one, as a legacy. Volunteering helps them on their journey of healing when they “give back” for the support they have received through SOSL.
We encourage you to get involved with our organization ‐ and to support SOSL through volunteering or other donations.
Assembling the Newsletter
Join a group of volunteers and assist with stuffing, sealing, and adding address labels to the newsletters that are mailed out to the SOSL community.
Reviewing and Editing the Website
Review the SOSL website to ensure that the content is clear and that all of the links are accurate and up to date. This will guarantee that those visiting our website will have the most useful information in a format that is user-friendly.
Assist with Facebook
Assist SOSL staff with adding content to Facebook.
If you have creative talents that can aid us in creating promotional materials or have branding expertise, we’re looking for you.
Media and Outreach
Help us promote and create greater awareness for SOSL programs and our specialized services offered to our survivor community. Promote our mission at resource fairs, community organizations, clubs, schools, professional groups and with the media. Deliver promotional material, as well as scheduling and following up on presentation appointments. Must have excellent oral and written skills, and be detail oriented.
Writing & Editing for the Newsletter
Let’s put your skills to good use! You can write your story or you can help us edit our Newsletter. (Review further details in our “Write for SOSL Packet“)
Writing for the Website and other SOSL Publications
We present to community groups such as crisis teams, police departments, schools and churches ‐ can you connect with an audience? Join our Speakers Bureau!
Individual Phone and Email Support Facilitators
Our Individual Phone and Email Support Facilitators are available to help survivors on a one-to-one basis. This program serves survivors who cannot attend an in-person support group and survivors who may require a little extra support beyond the support group setting.
Help with Event Planning and/or Day‐Of Event Volunteering.
Resource Fair Booth– Throughout the year we have opportunities to share information about SOSL at different events. Please join us in representing SOSL at our booth by handing out materials and educating people about our programs.
SOSL Day– Yearly in April, this event provides a unique opportunity for survivors of suicide loss to meet with other survivors having a similar loss.
Walk in Remembrance With Hope– Yearly in November, this walk is a chance for us to remember our loved ones while raising awareness about mental illness and the deep impact of suicide that touches people every day. For more info visit here.
Are you a grant writer? SOSL has a grant calendar, and we would appreciate your help in getting these grants written!
Our staff and Board of Directors are looking for someone to assist them in developing and planning fundraising activities and a database of individual, corporate, and local business donors who are committed to supporting SOSL. This is a work- from- home position requiring familiarity with database management and Microsoft Office. Excellent oral and written skills and public speaking are also required.
SOSL invites you to become informed and inspired to support our program, and join our vital team of volunteers.
Make a Financial Donation
We are constantly raising funds so we can continue to run our support groups, speakers bureau, provide outreach materials, and produce and mail our newsletter!
Make a Non-Monetary Donation SOSL has a Wish List! Please consider an in-kind donation of these goods or services.
Does your company want to help us make our events even more special? Please consider donating raffle prizes and gifts of thanks for our events.
Host a Gathering in Memory of a Loved One
Share memories of your loved one with friends and family on a day of significance and instead of gifts, request a donation to SOSL.
Please fill out our Volunteer Application.
Or for further information, please call (619) 482‐0297 or email Volunteer@SOSLsd.org directly.
We look forward to working with you and appreciate your generous donation of your time!
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