The phone committee needs grateful North County AA members,
who are willing to take a little time out of their schedules to ensure:
"When anyone anywhere reaches out for help,
I want the hand of AA always to be there
and for that I am responsible."
How the Phone Committee works:
The 12 Step Telephone Committee is the front line of assistance for alcoholics who need help when our Central Office
is closed. We are the people who answer the phone when someone calls after hours.
This commitment is the heart of A.A.'s primary purpose, "To carry the message to the Alcoholic who still suffers",
and takes only a few hours each month. Anyone with a year's sobriety is qualified to participate.
Calls are for information or assistance. If the call is for information, like, 'Where is there a meeting near by?' the
volunteer looks in the schedule and gives directions. If the call is for assistance, and the caller is a real
twelve-step candidate, the volunteer looks to the twelve step list and calls someone to provide assistance. The
volunteer does not go on the twelve-step call! That's the task of the person from the list.
Here's how it happens. When the Central Office closes, the volunteer for that night calls a special number and sets up
the Central Office's phone so that it rings at his/her home or cell phone. This is done using the phone company's Remote
Call Forwarding service. When it's time for the next person to take over, he/she then switches the phone to that
person's number. Finally, when the office opens again, the phone is transferred back. No one needs to go to the
office to make these switches.
Anyone interested please contact Chairperson Janice M. at (760) 583-8208 or
Email her at JaniceM@nosdco-aa.org or call Central Office at (760) 758-2514
Guidance is provided to volunteers covering:
1. Forwarding the line from Central Office to your phone
2. Using Big Book suggestions for answernig questions
3. AA Meeting information for North and South County
4. A list of availble 12th step volunteers in North County
5. Team Captains, fellow Phone Volunteers and Ken are available for support
"Please contact Janice at (760) 583-8208 or Email her at JaniceM@nosdco-aa.org, to request a copy of the latest Missed Calls report."