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VOLUNTEERING AT THE AL-ANON INFORMATION OFFICE DOES NOT INVOLVE A LARGE TIME COMMITTMENT.  MOST VOLUNTEERS WORK AT THE OFFICE ONCE PER WEEK FOR A FOUR HOUR SHIFT.  SOME MEMBERS COME MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK WHILE OTHERS MAY COME IN ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH.  WE KNOW YOUR TIME IS VALUABLE SO MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO PROVIDE A SERVICE OPPORTUNITY TO FIT YOUR NEEDS.  JUST CLICK ON THE ATTACHMENT TO SEE ALL THE POSITIONS AVAILBLE.

DISTRICT 6-10 AIS OFFICE VOLUNTEER OPENINGS

We have an immediate opening at the AIS office for the After Hours Phone Volunteer Coordinator position.  Our last coordinator had to step down due to unexpected family circumstances.  If you choose to step up our current volunteers will orient you on how best to be of service to Al-Anon in this position.

Following is a generalized testimonial of how important our after hours phone service is to perspective Al-Anon members in need:

“A phone call to Al-Anon is where my journey of recovery from the effects of alcoholism began.  It was a Sunday at 6:00 PM when I finally called the number a friend had scribbled on an old business card with a suggestion it might help.  After listening to my desperate story the nice person that answered the phone told me there was a 7:00 PM Al-Anon meeting not far from where I lived.  That was my first meeting and I have been a member of Al-Anon ever since.”  I hear that same story time and time again and just hearing that said instantaneously elevates my gratitude level.

Following is a snapshot of the position:  After Hours Phone Volunteer Coordinator:   If you know someone that is organized and likes to create schedules, this position will ensure that when a person in pain makes that call it will be answered.  The duties of the Coordinator include:

– Scheduling Monthly After Hours Phone Volunteer Shifts

– Maintaining Monthly After Hours Phone Volunteer Calendar

– Switching Calls to Volunteers or AIS Office, as Needed

– Maintaining After Hours Phone Volunteers Contact Information

– This Coordinator Does Not Have to be an Office Volunteer

This current term for this position in honoring the Al-Anon principle of rotation of service runs until March of 2018.

For a complete description of this position and all our other AIS volunteer positions,  please refer to the ATTACHED FILE.

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN DOING SERVICE AT THE AIS OFFICE, PLEASE GIVE US A CALL AT 916-334-2970 or 916-712-0683.

Spring Fling is Coming

Spring Fling comes again to the Doubletree by Hilton hotel, Feb. 10.  Here is the link to all the details —->  Spring Fling 2017

Volunteers for SF and Al-Anon member help is needed for:
  • Sub-committee chair for the Al-Anon hospitality room
  • Hospitality room attendants
  • Sub-committee chair for donation drawing
  • Al-Athon meeting secretary
  • Donation drawing ticket sellers
  • 8am Al-Anon topic workshop chair
  • Readers for the speaker meetings on Fri/Sat
  • Timekeeper signaller for speaker meeting

Please make announcements at any meetings you attend for the above. Also, announce that members of Alanon are invited to bring snacks/goodies/drinks etc to the hospitality room throughout the weekend of the event. Please forward this to anyone.  This year we’ll have Spanish translation services available for the main AA and Al-Anon speaker meetings. Pass the word along.  And, Gracias para tu servicio! 

— contact Steve O.   9167379992. talk/text/message

Service Opportunity

The annual Al-Anon Information Service (AIS) Office literature inventory is scheduled for Tuesday, December 27th, at 9:00 AM.  We are hoping that up to 8 or 10 Al-Anon members can do this service for our five (districts).  The task should not take much more than 2 or 3 hours to accomplish. This annual inventory is a necessary part of closing the AIS office financial books each year.   Perhaps we can all go out to lunch after we finish the inventory to get to know each better.   If you are available to assist with the inventory, please let us know as soon as you can by calling the AIS office at (916) 334-2970.  The address of our (your) office is:  5429 Palm Avenue, Suite A, Sacramento  (Nearby Cross street is Auburn and Garfield).

PS:  We would appreciate it if you could share this service opportunity with other members at the Al-Anon meetings you attend.