The Activities Committee organizes and hosts all the Intergroup social events for the purposes of fellowship and fundraising. Events include the Sobriety Show, the Bull & Oyster Roast, the Gratitude Breakfast, dances and others. This committee is always looking for members to help plan these fun events.
Answering Service volunteers are often the first contact a newcomer has with A.A. Help us keep A.A.’s hotline staffed 24-hours a day by answering calls from home during the hours when the Intergroup Office is closed. Early morning and evening shifts are available.
Bridging The Gap
Become a temporary contact for those leaving treatment by helping them into the rooms of A.A. Help newcomers find their way to meetings and feel more connected when they get there.
The Cooperation with the Professional Community (CPC) provides information to professional groups including clergy, lawyers, educators, and law enforcement. The committee may present seminars and workshops or other educational activities that assists the professional community in understanding A.A.
Volunteers are always needed to help carry A.A.’s message of hope and recovery. The Institutions Committee cooperates with many area institutions by arranging meetings in prisons, hospitals, and treatment facilities. The committee is always looking for sponsors and co-sponsors to take meetings to alcoholics who can’t get out.
Intergroup Office Volunteers
Answer the hotline in the Intergroup Office during the hours the office is open. Morning and afternoon shifts are available. You may help with other light administrative work. Volunteers who answer the hotline provide assistance to persons who have problems related to alcohol.
Represent your group at the monthly Intergroup meeting and keep your group appraised on the latest activities, events, and ongoing topics.
The Nominating Committee recommends and nominates qualified persons for various Intergroup Council offices and committees.
The Outreach Committee maintains communication between the Intergroup Council, the Intergroup Office, and A.A. groups by updating group information, visiting groups on their anniversaries, and promoting A.A. workshops.
The Public Information Committee provides literature, contact information, and answers questions about A.A. at various venues and health fairs and alcohol awareness programs. Volunteer to staff our booth at health fairs, symposiums, conferences, and other events. Or help us distribute public services announcements (produced by G.S.O.).
Volunteer to share your experience with sobriety at schools, rehabs, hospitals and other facilities that request speakers. Speakers need to be able to intelligently discuss A.A.’s recovery program, including the twelve steps and twelve traditions.
Our committee aims to promote unity, service and recovery by providing up-to-date technology and a responsive, user-friendly website and mobile site.
A.A.’s Legacy of Service by Bill W. (1951)
Our Twelfth Step — carrying the message — is the basic service that the A.A. Fellowship gives; this is our principal aim and the main reason for our existence. Therefore, A.A. is more than a set of principles; it is a society of alcoholics in action. We must carry the message, else we ourselves can wither and those who haven’t been given the truth may die.
Hence, an A.A. service is anything whatever that helps us to reach a fellow sufferer — ranging all the way from the Twelfth Step itself to a ten-cent phone call and a cup of coffee, and to A.A.’s General Service Office for national and international action. The sum total of all these services is our Third Legacy of Service.
Services include meeting places, hospital cooperation, and intergroup offices; they mean pamphlets, books, and good publicity of almost every description. They call for committees, delegates, trustees, and conferences. And, not to be forgotten, they need voluntary money contributions from within the Fellowship.
Current Service Opportunities
Bridging the Gap volunteers needed
Activities Committee — help us plan our next event!
Office volunteers — substitute volunteers needed
- CPC & PI — we need volunteers to staff tables at health fairs and other events
Volunteer for Service
Interested in volunteering for one of these committees? Please send us a note and let us know how you’d like to get involved. Email us at Intergroup@baltimoreaa.org