Service Opportunities

Our General Service Area (Area 61) in RI connects us with AA throughout the rest of the United States and Canada, as well as connecting us with the General Service Office in New York. Through this connection, AA in Rhode Island is able to participate in the decision-making and development of policies of AA through the General Service Conference in New York each Spring. This connection is also filled with a wealth of Service Opportunities in AA. Take a look at the links below and you might discover Service Opportunities beyond the Group level that you were not aware of. Hopefully, you’ll find many ways to give back for the gift of sobriety which was so freely given to you.

Archives Committee

~ Collect, catalog, and help preserve AA’s history in RI

~ Help plan, coordinate, conduct and record Long Timer meetings

~ Display Archives at Area events

Convention Commitee

~ Help plan, coordinate and produce the best State Convention in the world every March in Newport

~ Many positions available on this fun Committee

Cooperation with the Professional Community / Public Information (CPC/PI) Committee

~ Speak about AA with professionals who come into contact with alcoholics in their daily working lives (doctors, teachers, clergy, counselors etc.)

~ Speak at schools, colleges, health fairs etc.

~ Coordinate radio or TV Public Service Announcements, bus ads, etc.

Corrections Committee

~ Help bring a meeting into the ACI or Wyatt Correctional Facility in Central Falls

~ Help develop and maintain a Corrections meeting list

~ Help get interested people in gaining clearance into these facilities

~ Take an inmate to a meeting upon release through the Bridging the Gap Corrections Program

Grapevine Committee

~ Help raise awareness of the Grapevine/La Vina, our meeting in print as a tool of recovery


~ Perhaps the most important role in AA. It is through the GSR that each group has a voice and a vote in matters affecting AA as a whole. This connection helps keep AA groups informed, but also keeps them  unified both in a practical sense and spiritually. If your group doesn’t have a GSR, consider bringing it up at your next business meeting.

Treatment and Accessibilities

~ Help bring a meeting or literature into a Treatment Center, detox, Hospital or rehab

~ Help improve the accuracy of wheelchair-accessible designations in meeting lists

~ Bring someone getting out of treatment to a meeting through the Treatment/Accessibilities Bridging the Gap program

Information Services Committee

~ Always looking for people experienced with WordPress

~ Help with copywriting and content management

~ Help with event updates

~ Help with web and graphic design

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Upcoming Events

Tue 20

District 3 Meeting

February 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cranston RI
Wed 21

Corrections Committee Meeting

February 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Warwick RI
Wed 21

Rhode Island Central Service Delegates Meeting

February 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Riverside RI
Thu 22

CPC-PI Committee Meeting

February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Warwick RI
Fri 23

Young Peoples Conference Meeting

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Warwick RI

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