Service opportunities in A.A. are many and varied. Some are designed to promote A.A unity, others to more directly carry the message to the still sufferring alcoholics. Our Twelth Step starts out “Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps we tried to carry the message to other alcoholics …” Our First Tradition states, “Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.” The need for us to carry our message of recovery and hope, as well as the need to preserve A.A. unity, are the reasons for service.
For those members of A.A. desiring to be of service beyond the group level the Northeastern Maryland Intergroup of A.A. always has opportunities available.
The Intergroup coordinates our 24 hour 7 days a week Answering Service. Volunteers are always needed for our 12th Step List – a list of recovering alcoholics who make themselves available to help the still suffering alcoholics who call seeking help. Please see the Answering Service page for additional details.
The Institution Committee performs the vital 12th Step work of carrying the message to various institutions in Harford and Cecil counties. Voulnteers are always needed to help administer and schedule the various activities, as well as taking the message to the various institutions. Please see the Institutions Committee page for additional details.
The Ways and Means Committee is always looking for members willing to help organize the various activities sponsored by the Intergroup. The breakfasts, the picnic, and other activities all require a lot of hard work by dedicated volunteers. To help out in this area please see the Ways and Means Committee page for details.
Other opportunities are also available for those desiring to be of service at the Intergroup level. To find out more please contact the Office Manager, Intergroup Chairperson, or attend the next Intergroup Council meeting, held the second Tuesday of each month at the Northeast Maryland Intergroup office located at 28 Centennial Lane, Aberdeen, Maryland, 21001.
There are also many rewarding service opportunities at the District and Area levels. Check out the Maryland General Service website, marylandaa.org, for more information.