Service Opportunities

A.A.’s Legacy of Service

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. Bill W. – 1951
Reprinted from The A.A. Service manual, pg S1, with permission of A.A. World Services, Inc.

Bridging the Gap

Volunteers needed!

Bridging the Gap is a General Service sub-committee that supports that very important first step for alcoholics who have just been released from a hospital, treatment center or correctional facility. By providing temporary contact, Bridging the Gap helps newcomers make the transition to Alcoholics Anonymous in his or her own community. Members of Alcoholics Anonymous‚ usually in pairs‚ meet the patients or inmates after release and accompany them to their first A.A. meeting. Our goal is to make this 12th step work possible. If you are interested in being of service with this incredible 12th step work, you can email us at, or come to the 7:00pm Monday Night Big Book Thumpers Meeting held at St. John Church in Monterey. All BTG business will be discussed after the meeting

St. John's Chapel after the 7:00 pm Monday Night Book Thumpers
1490 Mark Thomas Drive
Monterey, CA 93940

Bridging the Gap

Central Office Volunteer

Volunteers Needed

We need people to answer the phones when someone reaches out for help. This is generally a four hour commitment (either 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM or 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM) one day per week. We currently need a few people to fill in for these positions once in a while. Call or come by and let’s talk!

Central Office
1015 Cass Street, Suite 4

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Intergroup Representatives (IGR)

More Participation Needed

Each group is asked to send a group representative (IGR) to our monthly meeting. The IGR's reflect the groups’ conscience in the central office operations. It is extremely important to keep a two-way flow of information going between the central office and groups.

Meets Second Tuesday Monthly – 7:00 PM
St. James Episcopal Church (Franklin & High)
381 High Street

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Intergroup Steering Committee

The steering committee conducts the routine business of the Intergroup based upon our Bylaws and the policies and procedures established at the IGR meetings. The Steering Committee reports to the IGR's on intergroup office issues and accomplishments.

Sobriety Requirement: One or two years depending on position. Term: One year

Meets First Tuesday Monthly – 6:00 PM
Central Office
1015 Cass Street

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Public Info & Cooperation with the Professional Community (PI/CPC)

Volunteers Needed

Members of PI/CPC inform the public and professionals about A.A.— what we are, where we are, what we can do, and what we cannot do. They attempt to establish better communication between A.A.s and professionals, and to find simple, effective ways of cooperating without affiliating.

No Regularly Scheduled Meeting

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Intergroup Birthday Meeting

Groups needed to host a monthly meeting

Meets Last Saturday Monthly - 7:30 PM
Monterey High School Cafeteria
101 Hermann Drive (Herman Drive at Larkin)

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General Service Representatives (GSR)

More Participation Needed

A General Service Representative is your home group's link to A.A. as a whole. This allows the group conscience to become part of "the collective conscience of our whole Fellowship."

Sobriety Requirement: Two or three years suggested. Term: Two years

Meets Third Tuesday Monthly - 7:00 PM
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
800 Cass Street

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Hospital and Institution Committee (H & I)

Sobriety requirement: Six months and a working knowledge of the 12 Steps.

Meets First Thursday Monthly – 7:00 PM
Orientation for new volunteers - 6:30 PM
Oldemeyer Center
986 Hilby Avenue

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