Get into Service

Service Page

Service to alcoholics and to AA is a vital part of what keeps us sober. We make new friendships with sober members‚ learn from them‚ and enjoy a new dimension of fellowship. And after being of service for a while‚ we no longer want to be anywhere else!

In addition to the service positions available in meetings‚ working with others can take many forms. Here are the service groups in Napa County.

Bridging the Gap

Statement of Purpose

Bridging the Gap is a General Service sub-committee. We support those important first step for alcoholics who have just been released from a hospital‚ treatment center, or correctional facility. By providing a temporary contact‚ Bridging the Gap helps newcomers make the transition to Alcoholics Anonymous in his or her home community.

Members of Alcoholics Anonymous‚ usually in pairs‚ meet the patients or inmates after release and accompany them to their first A.A. meeting. As in all 12-step work‚ this activity is strictly voluntary.

How do I get involved?
Bridging the Gap is currently in need of

What positions are available?
We’re always looking for volunteers to fill our phone list. When someone requests our service‚ we provide them with a volunteer to take them to their first A.A. meeting. We try to have a volunteer available who is someone around their age and gender‚ who lives in their neighborhood‚ who can take them to the volunteer’s home group‚ introduce them to the fellowship and make them feel welcome and at home. It is usually a one-time commitment. All work is done in pairs. You should have a minimum 6 months sobriety and a working knowledge of the twelve steps to volunteer.

There are also service positions available on the committee. These service positions include chair and alternate chair positions‚ recording secretary‚ phone coordinators‚ Intergroup liaison‚ H & I liaison and presentation teams.

District 11

Statement of Purpose
Our District in the Napa Valley Fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous is General Service District 11 under the auspices of the California Northern Coastal Area 06, also called CNCA 06, our Area.

How do I get involved?

Visit the District 11 Page to get involved.

Hospitals and Institutions

Statement of Purpose
The purpose of the Hospital and Institution Committee of the Northern California Council of Alcoholics Anonymous is to carry the message of Alcoholics Anonymous to the alcoholic who is confined. The activities of this Committee are based on‚ and governed by‚ the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous.

How do I get involved?

Go to the H & I Page to get involved.

Napa Valley Intergroup

Statement of Purpose

Napa County Intergroup Fellowship is a service body directly responsible to the A.A. groups of Napa County. Its primary purpose is to meet the needs of the A.A. groups and to provide services as required.

The monthly Intergroup meeting provides an opportunity for Intergroup representatives to share group experience and problems‚ and to keep their groups informed about other service activities in the Napa Valley AA community.

Intergroup publishes our Meeting Directory‚ our newsletter The Link published quarterly, facilitates the AA hotline, coordinates the monthly Birthday Meeting, provides a resource for AA literature to our groups, manages the website  and oversees the NVIG budget. During the winter holiday season‚ NVIG sponsors Alkathons – 24 hour continuous meetings and fellowship‚ on Thanksgiving‚ Christmas‚ and New Year’s Day.

How do I get involved?
Go to the Intergroup Page to get involved.

PI/CPC Public Information / Cooperation with the Professional Community – Approved

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of Public Information (PI) service work is to provide accurate A.A. information to the public when requested. The PI Committee carries the message by getting in touch with the media, schools, industry, and other organizations, emphasizing our Traditions of anonymity, singleness of purpose and non-affiliation, as well as offering A.A. public service announcements to radio and television stations.

Cooperation with the Professional Community (CPC) – Members of the CPC Committee provide information about A.A. to those who have contact with Alcoholics Anonymous through their profession. Our contacts include religious organizations (clergy and staff), judiciary (parole officers, judges, lawyers, police, and probation departments), the medical profession (doctors, nurses, and other health professionals), education (teachers, professional schools), and human resource professionals.

How Do I Get Involved?
Go to the PI/CPC page to get involved.

NAPYPAA  Under Review:

NAPYPAA (Napa Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous)

Statement of Purpose

Napa Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous (NAPYPAA) was re-established in February 2016. We are a service committee who serves the young and young at heart. The disease of alcoholism and addiction has no age requirement or limit, nor do we. Our purpose is to welcome new comers and involve them in something greater than themselves. We host AA meetings and events to show the fun isn’t over once you get sober. We are also here to support the Napa fellowship and other YPAA’s, which helps strengthen unity within the group and beyond.

How Do I Get Involved?
Go to the NAPYPAA to get involved.