SRI Service Needs

S.R.I. Intergroup Needs Volunteers

Intergroup’s mission is to carry the message of hope to the alcoholic who still suffers.  We do this with a volunteer staff of Telephone Help Line Workers and 12th Step Workers.

 

Telephone Volunteers 

The Intergroup Phone Volunteer works in our office on Post Road in Warwick for one 2-3 hour shift per week.  An intergroup phone volunteer is motivated to give freely of a few spare hours to give back what he or she has so graciously been given – a chance to lead a productive sober life.


The volunteer has two main duties:  to answer our help line; and to sell literature to group members who visit the office for that purpose.

 

The help line connects the suffering alcoholic with a sober Intergroup Volunteer who is trained to answer questions and initiate a Step Call by contacting one of our Step Workers if it becomes necessary.  Our volunteers all have experienced the ‘good feeling’ that comes from helping someone get started on a new way of life.

 

Distributing AA literature (at cost) to our member groups is another way of spreading the message.  It requires no special skill and is very easy to learn.  For those with minimal computer skills, the task is even easier.  You will be fully trained before you begin.

 

You must have 90 days of sobriety and embrace the suggestions of the AA program of recovery to become an Intergroup Volunteer. 

 

Current openings for staffing the office and answering the phone are marked with a red "X":

    Shift    

 Sun

 Mon

 Tue

 Wed

 Thurs

 Fri  

 Sat 

8AM - 10AM

Paige

Roger

Lenore

Pat

Bob

Donna

 Jason

10AM - 1PM

Inger

Steve

X

 X

Lynn

 X

Tom

1PM - 4PM

Keith

Shirley

X

Cindy

 X

 Jayme

John E

4PM - 6PM

Nancy

"Afternoon Delight"

Shirley

(until 5:30)

X

Sharon

Chris

 Inger

Lynn (5-6)

“Positive New Beginnings”

6PM - 8PM

X

X

 Various AA Groups each Tuesday

 Ed M

"Good to Go"

Lydia

Scott

X

8PM – 8 AM

Calls are forwarded to a live person

Joe

Lynn

X

Kenny D

Scott

Scott

Sharon

 

To volunteer, download the form below, fill it in, save, and email to sriintergroup@rhodeisland-aa.org (or print and mail to our office--address at the end of the page):

Intergroup Telephone Volunteer Application


12th Step Volunteers

The 12th Step Volunteer provides direct, hands on support to the Alcoholic who still suffers.  They are men and women who want to carry the message and give away what they themselves have received.  They are to be congratulated.

 

We realize that not everyone is ready for this type of work making it even more important that we maintain a list of willing volunteers that we can call on in times of need.

 

Intergroup has historically reached 5 – 10 suffering alcoholics each month.  They call our office and our phone volunteers record their name, phone number, city and a general description of their present condition.  Once that is accomplished, the phone volunteer uses our 12th Step Volunteer list to find a contact (it could be you!) to help the suffering person.  Most 12th Step calls require only that you share your experience, strength and hope with the caller.  This is often enough to attract them to AA.  Many members of Rhode Island’s AA Groups came into the program in this way.

 

You can specify where and when you can help.  Let us know what counties or cities you can cover and what times of day you are available.  We will respect your wishes in every case.  Just a few hours, a few days a week, in a single city can be a BIG help to us.  You might be the only one covering a critical “spot” in our program.

 

To volunteer, download the form below, fill it in, save, and email to sriintergroup@rhodeisland-aa.org (or print and mail to our office--address at the end of the page):

Intergroup 12th Step Volunteer Application 

 

Thank you!

Volunteer Coordinator
S.R.I. Intergroup
2845 Post Road
Warwick, RI  02886