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A.A. District 5

Area 58 - Central Oregon

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A.A. Local Volunteer Opportunities

A.A. District 5 Volunteer Opportunities

We currently have the following A.A. District 5 Committee position's open.  We have several experienced district members who can answer all of your questions and help you get started.  Working at the district level is amazingly rewarding and you will have the unique opportunity to carry the message beyond your home group.  If interested in any of the positions below, please contact the District Committee Member (DCM) Carrie B. at dcm@district5aa.org or (541)788-7276.


District 5 Website Editor and Web Graphics Designer (Ad Hoc)

Editor
The website committee is looking an amazing editor to help with the flow and content of the District5aa.org website.  To start, it will be just a few hours to review and make recommendations.  After that, it will be on as-needed basis.  No term 
commitment.

Graphics Person
The website committee is looking someone with mad crazy web graphics skills.  We need help with creating the overall look and feel of the District5aa.org website and then to create the graphics to meet the look and feel goals.  After that, it will be on as-needed basis.  No term commitment.

If interested, please contact the A.A. District 5 Webmaster at Webmaster@District5aa.org.


District 5 Public Information/Cooperation with Professional Community Group Rep/Liaison

To represent your Home Group on the District Public Information and Corporations with the Professional Community committees.

Service Position Requirements: 

  • 2 year sobriety /1 year term 
  • A strong understanding of the 12 Traditions, or have a Service Sponsor who is willing to help you to learn about them

Duties: 

  • Reach out to the District PI and CPC Chairs to let them know you have been elected by your Group to be part of the committee
  • Attend any and all District PI and CPC Committee meetings
  • Volunteer to do service on these committees 
  • Attend your groups monthly Business meetings and give a PI/CPC report 
  • When your term is up and the next person is elected, attend their first committee meeting with them and introduce them to the committee. Explain their duties to them by going over this list and help them to learn the ropes.

Description

Work with the district PI and CPC committees to carry the A.A. message locally. They periodically inform their home groups of local activity and may arrange for group volunteers to participate in programs requested by schools, businesses, law enforcement agencies and other organizations interested in the A.A. approach to recovery from alcoholism. Using many suggested methods ranging from personal contact to public service announcements on radio and TV, groups and their members reach out, working within the framework of Tradition Eleven. Both the PI Workbook and CPC Workbook offer suggested guidelines in furthering this vital group-service activity. District committees focus on cooperation but not affiliation with professionals in the community — educators, physicians, the clergy, court officials and others who often are in contact with active
alcoholics.


District 5 Group Corrections Rep (Corrections Committee Member)

To represent Your Home Group on the District 5 Corrections Committee.

Service Position Requirements: 

  • 2 years sobriety
  • 2 years off paper
  • A working knowledge of the 12 Traditions, or have a Service Sponsor 

Duties: 

  • Reach out to the District Corrections Chair to let them know you have been elected by your Group to be part of the committee
  • Attend the Quarterly District 5 Corrections Committee meetings
  • Attend your groups monthly Business meetings and give a report 
  • Encourage qualified members of your Group to get involved in attending Jail and prison meetings with you.
  • Starting one month before you rotate out of this position, start announcing that the position will be open and when 
  • When the next member is elected, attend their first CTF committee meeting with them and introduce them to the committee. Explain their duties to them by going over this list and help them to learn the ropes

Corrections Committee Liaison

"Group corrections representatives take part in local corrections committee meetings. They keep their home groups informed about local Twelfth Step activities in nearby institutions and encourage group members to participate. Corrections representatives, known in some areas as hospitals and institutions (H&I) representatives, take A.A. meetings into prisons and jails, where allowed by the correctional facility, to help alcoholic inmates recover and prepare for sober, fulfilling lives after release. As part of the temporary contact program known in some areas as Bridging the Gap, they may also serve as correspondents and as A.A. contacts when the inmates are released. The pamphlet “A.A. in Correctional Facilities” and the Corrections Workbook can be of help to A.A.s in corrections service work."  -AA Group Pamphlet page 25


District 5 Archives (ARC) Committee Chair

The primary purpose of those involved in archival work is to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous.  The Archives Committee performs more than mere custodial activity; it is the means by which we collect, preserve and share the rich and meaningful heritage of our Fellowship. 

See position description


District 5 Grapevine (GV) Committee Chair

Acts as an advocate for the Grapevine/La Viña at the district and group level, keeping the groups aware and informed about using the magazine as a recovery tool. 

See position description


Intergroup Volunteer Opportunities

Intergroup Hotline Rep

To represent your Home Group on the Intergroup Hotline committee. Take one hotline shift a week where you answer calls that get forwarded to your personal phone when someone calls the COIGAA Hotline.

Service Position Requirements:

  • 6 month sobriety / 6 month term
  • A working knowledge of the 12 Traditions, or have a Service Sponsor 


Duties:

  • You will answer the Hotline through your personal phone which calls will be rerouted through during your once a week shift for 6 months. You will 1.) Pass calls onto 12 step volunteers 2.) Provide information for anyone looking for a meeting 3.) Direct anyone looking for help with a problem other than alcohol to the proper hotline or 12 step fellowship.
  • Attend your group's monthly business meetings to give a report and sign people up for the 12 step call list.
  • Starting one month before you rotate out of this position, start announcing the position will be open and when. Start looking for someone who may want the position when you rotate out.
  • Possibly attend an intergroup meeting and get acquainted with the Hotline chair and inquire about open shifts.
  • When the Hotline Chair rotates out, consider standing for the Intergroup Hotline Chair.
If interested in learning more, give the Intergroup office a call at (541) 923-8199 or email at hotline@coigaa.org.

 

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