A service sponsor is an alcoholic who has made some progress in recovery and performance in service who shares this experience with another alcoholic who may be just starting the journey, or possibly with someone that has been around a while. A good overview on service sponsorship may be found in the pamphlet, Questions and Answers on Sponsorship (P-15), pages 25-27. There it is suggested that, “A service sponsor is usually someone who is knowledgeable in AA history and has a strong background in the service structure.”
Individuals may feel that they have more to offer in one area of service than another. A service sponsor presents the various aspects of service to the sponsee, and assists the sponsee in making informed decision(s). Whatever level of service one performs, all is toward the same end: the sharing the overall responsibilities of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Links to literature related to Service:
- Service Sponsor – from Pamphlet #15 Pages, 25-27 – Q&A on Sponsorship
- Self Support – Where Money and Spirituality Mix
- The Twelve Traditions Illustrated
- Traditions Checklist
- The Twelve Concepts for World Service
- Concepts Checklist
- Circles of Love and Service
- GSR – General Service Representative
- Your AA General Service Office
Anyone who needs a service sponsor or would like to be a service sponsor please contact the Service Sponsor Chair, using the form below.