The following RI Area World Service positions are open. These positions are vital to keeping Al-Anon running in Rhode Island. If you are interested in stepping up to service, please call the area office at (401) 781-0044 or email RI_Al-Anon@hotmail.com.
Archives Coordinator - Enjoy scrap booking? The Archives Coordinator preserves the experience, history, and memorabilia of the RIAFG. The Coordinator may head up an Archives Committee, which would be responsible for researching the history of Al-Anon in RI. Our archive materials are currently at the Area office. They need to be organized, dated, catalogued, and preserved using archival methods (e.g., acid free paper, boxes. The Archives Coordinator attends the AWSC meetings as a voting member.
District Representatives for District 2, 5 - The DR is usually any incoming, outgoing, or active past Group Representative who is willing to represent the district at Area World Service Committee meetings and Area Assembly. The DR conveys information to the GRs from the Area World Service Committee, listens to group concerns, and takes any questions or concerns to the Area World Service Committee meetings. The DRs attend the AWSC meetings as voting members.
|Forum Coordinator – The Forum Coordinator encourages groups and members to submit sharings to the Forum magazine and to subscribe The Coordinator carries Al-Anon’s message of recovery as it is printed in the Forum to the GRs, who are the Forum Representatives at the group level. This coordinator’s duties include, but are not limited to, being available to GRs and DRs for assistance in conducting workshops or outreach activities. Coordinators can ask Area World Service Committee members to assist by subscribing to and sharing the value of the Forum as they conduct their service activities. They may also bring sharing sheets, blank order forms, and copies of the Forum to workshops, assemblies, etc. Display boards may also be made to use at these events. The Forum Coordinator attends the AWSC meetings as a voting member.|
Office Coordinator - The Office Coordinator ensures that our Area Office on Rolfe Street runs smoothly, making sure it is fully stocked with office supplies and coordinating the volunteers who man office hours, answering the phones, following up on messages, and filling literature orders. The Office Coordinator attends the AWSC meetings as a voting member.
|Public Outreach Coordinator – The Public Outreach Coordinator informs the general public through the media, professionals, facilities, and organizations about who we are, what we do, and how to get in touch with us. Our goal is to attract to our program those whose lives are or have been affected by someone else’s drinking, so that those who need our program can find the help and hope we offer. We also strive for name recognition and credibility as a community resource. The Public Outreach Coordinator serves as a communication link between the WSO and the Area, making presentations or holding workshops at events in the Area and the general community; distributing service projects and information from the WSO to Area Assemblies, Districts, and Groups; encouraging the Area, Districts, and GRs to carry project ideas and information to the groups; and continually educating the fellowship about the need to attract those who are still suffering to our program. The Public Outreach Coordinator attends the AWSC meetings as a voting member.|
|Workshop Committee Chair – The Workshop Committee Chair heads the Workshop Committee, which plans our annual Fall Workshop. The purpose of the workshop is to allow members to participate in giving back to the program (Participation Is the Key to Harmony) while enjoying a day of recovery. All proceeds help the Area as a whole, which allows us to be self supporting. Duties include chairing periodic committee meetings and securing volunteers who take on responsibilities for registration, decorating, hospitality, master of ceremonies, speakers, treasury, meetings, food, craft table, Alateen participation, AA participation, Literature table, and Public Outreach table. This committee chair also troubleshoots and supports these tasks as necessary.|
Rhode Island Al-Anon/Alateen Office 106 Rolfe Street, Cranston, RI 02910
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