Service Opportunities

September 2021

Intergroup Operating Committee Positions Available:

Interoup Chair

The chair is responsible for the effective coordination of the activities and programs of the Society. They preside at Operating and Intergroup committee meetings, ensuring that changes to the Society and its services are in response to the needs and wants of all groups that participate. The chair supervises the operations of the Intergroup office, always aware of the Twelve Traditions and Twelve Concepts of A.A. Service. They shall be one of the signing officers. The chair should have extensive experience within the Intergroup Committee or have equivalent experience. Thorough knowledge of the Twelve Traditions is suggested.

Term: 2-year term
Probable time commitment: 20-40 hours a month.
Suggested length of sobriety: three years.

Intergroup Co-Chair

Duties: The co-chair assists the chair and the society as required. The co-chair shall carry out the duties of the chair during the absence and shall assume such additional duties as may be assigned from time to time by the Operating Committee. The co-chair will attend to such sub-committees as the chair may designate. The co-chair shall be one of the signing officers. Experience needed is like that of the chair, or a willingness to learn.

Term: 2-year term
Probable time commitment: 10-20 hours a month.
Suggested length of sobriety: three years.

Home phone volunteers

After-hours calls are forwarded to our home phone volunteers. This is a scheduled position with each home phone volunteer given a specific day. Training and reference materials are provided. The duties include: arranging 12-step calls, providing meeting information, sharing your experience, strength and hope, etc. Three months of sobriety is suggested. To sign up or find more information, please email us, or call 250-753-7513.

“Pass It On” newsletter volunteers

Our local Pass it On newsletter is always in need of volunteer contributors. It’s primary purpose is to carry the AA message to the alcoholic who still suffers through printed content. Contributions can include articles, opinion pieces, personal stories, comics, and visual art. Much like the Grapevine, our newsletter can be accessed online in pdf format.

Archives volunteers

Our Nanaimo AA archives are in need of volunteers to help catalog our current collection and gather new additions for our local AA history. Groups are encouraged to participate in group history days and submit their collections to our Archives Chair. For more information locally, group history contributions, or to volunteer please email or call 250-753-7513.

Our General Service Office in New York curates an American and Canadian AA historic collection, including an audio library and our Markings Archives newsletters, using an online repository. Contact GSO Archives.

Intergroup central office volunteers (ON HOLD)

The volunteer shifts in our Nanaimo Intergroup Central Office are from 1 pm to 5 pm weekdays. We have regular, once-a-week shifts (scheduled) as well as on-call (backup) positions. Three months of sobriety is suggested and training is provided. The duties include: answering phones, setting up 12-step calls, selling literature to people walking into the office, receiving financial contributions, etc.  To sign up or find out more information, please click HERE.

District 5,6 &7 have various service opportunities on their committees. Please see this page for further information.

Please contact the website chair to request a post on this service page