Northeast Central Services, Inc.

 
Central Service Volunteer Form

Use this form to become a volunteer at Central Service.
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Name/Address
  1. Name is required.
  2. City is required.
  1. Male: Female: Please specify Male or Female.
Contact Information

  1. Please provide a valid email address.
Home Group
  1. Please specify your home group.
  2. Please specify your home group city.
  1. Please provide sobriety date. Please specify date as mm/dd/yyyy.
 
 

Please fill in the questions below indicating the kinds of service you can provide. All information is confidential. It will, however, be given to any member of AA who handles the Hotline to help them with 12-Step calls.

Do 12th Step Work?   (More Info)
Will make 12 step calls;
 Yes  No Please check yes or no.
check one or both:
Can take a 12 step call daytime (9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Can take a 12 step call at night (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 a.m.)
Notes: (e.g. weekend only)
Take the Hotline?   (More Info)
* Take phones overnight or on weekends? (Requires 2 years sobriety.)
 Yes  No Please check yes or no.
Notes: (e.g. Tuesdays only)
Take Chat Requests?   (More Info)
Take online chat requests? (Requires 6 months sobriety)
 Yes  No Please check yes or no.
Check one or both:
Take a chat request daytime (6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Take a chat request at night (6:00 p.m. - 6:00 a.m.)
Notes: (e.g. weekend only)
Speak at Speaker Meetings   (More Info)
* Will speak at speaker meetings?
 Yes  No Please check yes or no.
Notes: (e.g. only noon meetings)
Volunteer At The Office?   (More Info)
* Volunteer at the office during office hours?
 Yes  No Please check yes or no.
Notes: (e.g. computer skills)
Volunteer at Special Events?   (More Info)
* Work an NECS Special Event?
 Yes  No Please check yes or no.
Notes: (e.g. only at Soberfest)
Agreement Please check here to agree with the statements below. * By checking this box, I agree to the following statements:

When answering the Northeast Central Service telephone Hotline or answering chat requests, I will honor the anonymity of callers, not discussing who called or what was said with anyone. Further, when answering the Hotline, I will not discuss any personnel or policies regarding Northeast Central Services Inc. I understand that as a volunteer on the Hotline my purpose is solely to help callers find an A.A. meeting and/or to contact a person from our twelve step list to call them back.


   
 
Description of 12th Step Work

Volunteers who do 12th Step Work are willing to make a phone call an alcoholic in need of help. This is the classic 12th step call. It is some of the most rewarding service work there is.

Our Central Service office maintains a 24-hour telephone line and a website. Alcoholics needing 12-step help sometimes contact us via the phone or the website. (See “Take the Hotline” and “Take Chat Requests” below.) When this happens, the person taking the hotline or taking chat requests will talk to them briefly and answer short questions, but for anything beyond that they will get the caller’s phone number. Then they will call a 12-step volunteer and ask them to call the alcoholic back.

Description of Taking the Hotline

Our Central Service office maintains a 24-hour telephone line, known as the “hotline”. During office hours, the Central Service staff answers that phone. But overnight and on weekends, the phone is forwarded to a Hotline volunteer to take the calls. A great way to serve.

Hotline volunteers are expected to answer the phone, talk for a few minutes max, answer short questions etc. But for calls that require further attention, you will get the caller’s phone number and then get a 12th Step volunteer to call them back. (See “Do 12th Step Work” above.) You will be provided with a list of 12th Step volunteers who have agreed to do this. You will also receive some guidelines on how to respond to various types of callers.

Description of Taking Chat Requests

Our Central Service office maintains a website (www.aaneok.org). On that website is a “Chat” button. When someone clicks the chat button, they are connected to a “Take Chat Requests” volunteer for anonymous chat. This is a great way to use your familiarity with technology to be of service.

Chat volunteers install an app on their smart phones and take a short class on how to use the app and how to respond to chat requests.

Chat volunteers are expected to answer the chat request, chat for a few minutes max, answer short questions etc. But for chats that require further attention, you will get the chat requester’s phone number and then get a 12th Step volunteer to call them back. (See “Do 12th Step Work” above.) You will be provided with a list of 12th Step volunteers who have agreed to do this.

Description of Speak at Speaker Meetings

Sometimes Central Service gets requests from groups to provide speakers for their speaker meetings. Speaker Meeting volunteers are willing to provide this service. You will occasionally get a call from Central Service to be a speaker.

Description of Volunteer at the Office During Office Hours

Our Central Service office has only minimal staff. They are dependent on volunteers to help do the work required to keep the office running. You may answer the phones, make calls to AA members, do some filing, update computer records, or even fulfill continuing roles.

Whether you have an hour, or can give a few hours a week, this is a wonderful way to be of service.

Description of Volunteer at Special Events

Our Central Service office hosts four special events per year: Soberfest, Chili Cookoff, Parking Lot Party, and an Open House. These events need volunteers to help out setting up, cleaning up, serving food and any number of other tasks. You will enjoy yourself while being of service.