Being involved in ''Service Work'' doesn't have to involve a lot of your
time. Even once a month, exchanging a few hours of you watching TV for
a few hours of helping another alcoholic that needs our help, can have a huge impact on
other people trying to get & stay sober AND can have a surprising
positive impact on you as well.
there are a number of ways an AA member can help out with a local AA meeting. Showing up early to help make
coffee and/or staying after a meeting to help clean up is an easy way help
out. There are usually other opportunities to help out such as getting Speakers
Speaker Meetings and leading meetings.
- GSR (General Service Representative) - represent
your "Home Group" at the Local District level as a GSR. This
elected position attends District Meetings that are made up of the AA
groups in a particular District.
- DCM (District Committee Member) The
DCM, elected by the District GSR's, carries the collective group conscience
of the AA groups in a District to the Area Committee. The DCM is the
vital link between the local AA District and AA at-large (Regional,
State, National & International levels).
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Facilities - There are thousands & thousands of fellow Alcoholics who are in jails & prisons in the United States. For
many of them, their drinking was directly connected to their crimes. You can help
& Institutions - there are many ways to help those inside
mental hospitals, treatment centers and other institutions. Our area ''detox facility'', located in Kannapolis, has meetings on Tuesday and Thursday at 8PM.
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Certain Volunteer positions require a minimum length of sobriety (6 months or 1 year).
Please check with your local AA group
or Volunteer Coordinator for eligibility details.