There are currently a number of Intergroup vacancies. If you’d be interested in any of these positions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. There are six Intergroup meetings a year which you would be asked to attend. The suggested minimum sobriety for Intergroup roles is two years. Support will be given to guide you into any position.
Growing into Service (from the pamphlet ‘Growing into Service’)
Alcoholics Anonymous is more than a set of principles; it is a Fellowship of alcoholics in action. Service is at the centre of every AA concept and activity. It is as fundamental to AA as abstinence is to sobriety. Without this giving of oneself to another, there would be no Fellowship. This desire to serve improves recovery.
As newcomers, we see people giving time, energy and love in the service of the Fellowship, and it is suggested that we too should become involved. Those of us who have done this will tell you of the enormous benefits we have received by willingly stepping into service. A great paradox of AA is that rewards come when we begin to forget ourselves.
More information about each role can be found in the Service and Structure Handbooks for Great Britain. You can download copies of these completely free of charge by clicking the links below.
Telephone Liaison Officer
The responsibility of the TLO is administer the coverage of our Intergroup area’s telephone helpline and reports back to intergroup and region supported by a Telephone Service Committee if one exists.
Further information on ‘Telephone Services’ can be found in chapter ten of the AA Service Handbook for Great Britain, p. 63.
Electronic Communications Liaison Officer
The principal role of the ECLO is one of liaison, communication and co-ordination between groups, intergroup, region, and the Electronics Communications Sub-Committee (ECSC) – and to facilitate correlation and dissemination of relevant information between these principal service areas. Therefore a good understanding of the Traditions and Service and Structure Handbooks is more important to the role than technical knowledge. A minimum of three years’ sobriety is recommended, and a general competence with the use of computers.
Further information on ‘Electronic Communications’ can be found in chapter three of the AA Service Handbook for Great Britain, p. 35.
Information about this role can be found in the AA Structure Handbook for Great Britain, p. 88. There you will find the following description of the role.
Regional Representatives and alternates should be elected by their intergroup as carefully as Group Service Representatives. They should be chosen as a general rule from amongst serving GSRs but any member, who has the necessary qualifications, even if not at the time serving as a GSR, may be elected. Such a representative will attend all intergroup meetings to report from the region and to hear from the intergroup their wishes to be expressed at the next regional meeting.
- It is suggested that at least three years continuous sobriety are necessary since it is hardly possible for a person to gain enough intergroup and group service in less time than that, to be of real use to the region.
- They should have a good working knowledge of the following AA publications: Alcoholics Anonymous, The Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, AA Comes of Age, the latest edition of The AA Structure and Service Handbooks for Great Britain, The AA Service Manual.
- They should have good knowledge of the structure of AA.
- The Regional Representative would, in the interest of continuity, serve for three years, after which he or she must retire and cannot be re-elected for at least one year.
- It is suggested that three Representatives per intergroup be elected to the region since this would give proper continuity.
Share Liaison Officer
The Share Liaison Officer works with the national Share magazine team to source articles and copy for AA’s monthly magazine.
Further information can be obtained from Intergroup officers.
A description of the structure of AA can be found in the The AA Structure Handbook for Great Britain revised 2017.
To learn more about Intergroup itself click here.