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Service Sponsorship

PURPOSE:

A Service Sponsor is an alcoholic in recovery who shares their service experience with an alcoholic who takes a service commitment in one of the many service entities within Alcoholics Anonymous.  A good overview of service sponsorship may be found in the pamphlet, Questions and Answers on Sponsorship (P-15), pages 25-27.  There it is suggested that “A service sponsor is usually someone who is knowledgeable in AA history and has a strong background in the service structure.”

WHAT THEY DO:

A service sponsor presents the various aspects of service to the sponsee, and assists the sponsee in making informed decisions.  Whatever level of service one performs, we keep in mind that it is the members who share the responsibility of making Alcoholics Anonymous function for the newcomer. 

HOW TO GET ONE:

If you are in need of a service sponsor or would like to be a service sponsor please contact the committee chair of the service you wish to perform.  Email addresses can be found by pressing the heading/link for each committee chair. 

Co-founder Dr. Bob said, “I spend a great deal of time passing on what I learned to others who want and need it badly. I do it for four reasons
1. Sense of duty.
2. It is a pleasure.
3. Because in doing so I am paying my debt to the man who took time to pass it on to me.
4. Because every time I do it I take out a little more insurance for myself against a possible slip.”

By our Twelve Steps we have recovered, by our Twelve Traditions we have unified, and through our Third Legacy -- Service -- we shall carry the AA message down through the corridors of time to come.