Service Opportunities

Service is one of the tools of our program. Any form of service – no matter how small – that helps reach a fellow sufferer adds to the quality of our own recovery. Members who are new to OA can give service by getting to meetings, putting away chairs, putting out literature, talking to newcomers, and doing whatever needs to be done for the group. Members who meet the abstinence requirement can give service beyond the group level in such activities as intergroup representative, committee chair, region representative or Conference delegate. There are many ways to give back what we have so generously been given. We are encouraged to do what we can when we can. “A life of sane and happy usefulness” is what we are promised as the result of working the Twelve Steps. Service helps to fulfill that promise.

To Help You Find the Right Service Position For You:

The members of CNMI have written up descriptions of the duties involved with all the board, committee, and other positions along with the abstinence requirements and term limits for each one. With this information, you can browse the list and decide where you’d like to serve as openings become available (*see note at the bottom of this page for currently open positions). There are 20 possibilities for you to consider. The various positions involve lots of different skills and time commitments so you can find one that is just right for you. At the intergroup meetings, you’ll find a really nice gathering of your OA fellows who are committed to their recovery and who find, and offer, mutual support as they give service to CNMI. If you have questions about a description or want more details, contact our nominating committee chair Kathy M at 505-730-6788.

Here are the board positions:  CHAIR- job-description-Chair    VICE CHAIR- job description – Vice chair     SECRETARY- job description – Secretary    TREASURER- job description – Treasurer    REGION REPRESENTATIVE- job description – Region Representative     WSBC DELEGATE- job description – WSBC Delegate

Here are the committee chair positions: ARCHIVES- job description – Archivist    ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR(ECC)- job description – Electronic Comm. Co.    INTERGROUP REP. SUPPORT- job description – Intergroup Rep Support Comm.    NEWSLETTER EDITOR- job description – Newsletter Editor    NOMINATING- job description – Nominating Committee    OUTREACH- job description – Outreach Committee    PUBLIC INFORMATION/PROFESSIONAL OUTREACH(PI/PO- job description – PI-PO Committee    SPECIAL EVENTS- job description – Special Events Comm.    SILENT RETREAT SUB.-  job description – Silent Retreat Subcommittee    TWELFTH STEP WITHIN- job description – 12th Step Within Comm.   WEBSITE MANAGER- job description – Website Manager  YOUNG PERSONS’- job description – Young Persons’ Comm.

Here are two other positions: INTERGROUP REPRESENTATIVE(IR)- job description – Intergroup Rep  (this is an intergroup voting position)     WSBC VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR- job description – WSBC Volunteer Coordinator  (this is not an intergroup position, but rather a service our intergroup gives at WSBC every spring)

Miscellaneous Service Opportunities:

Write an article for the newsletter. Our submissions are its lifeblood. Send your submissions to our editor at or mail to P.O. Box 30273, Albuquerque, NM 87190-0273.

Carry the OA cell phone for a month. This service involves carrying the OA cell phone for the purpose of answering questions and giving information to any who dial our CNMI number. We ask for a one month commitment. Contact our vice chair, Kathy M. at 730-6788 to offer your services or with questions.

*And, Find the ‘currently open’ positions at intergroup on the ‘intergroup level service’  page.