Join Us -- Volunteer Today!

 

Do you want to make a real difference in our community?  Volunteer at the District level!  There are many ways to get involved.

Starting is simple.

  1. Contact the District at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 619-342-1656
  2. Attend monthly planning meetings for your volunteer service
  3. At your first meeting, choose your volunteer opportunity

The District is committed to providing the highest quality service to our meetings and community.  Join others with recovery time who are working their programs too.  Stay in the center of the pack, and help us carry the message of recovery in ways that meetings alone cannot.  Thank you for helping us reach more suffering addicts better!

 

Open Volunteer Positions

 

District Secretary
The Secretary takes minutes at District meetings on the 1st Saturday of the month at 5:00 P.M.  The Secretary is a principal Committee member so they need to have no history of crimes of moral turpitude as defined by California that have not been expunged.

Newsletter Editor
This editor is the Literature Chair and oversees the Translation Editor and the production of a quarterly District newsletter.  The Literature Chair attends their own subcommittee meetings as well as the monthly District meetings on the 1st Saturday of the month at 5:00 P.M.

Translation Editor
This editor is the Literature Co-Chair and attends monthly District meetings when the Literature Chair cannot.  The Co-Chair oversees a subcommittee of translators who translate SDCMA pamphlets into Spanish.

Events & Planning Co-Chair
The Co-Chair attends monthly District meetings when the Events & Planning Chair cannot.  The Co-Chair takes a leading role in planning events and is groomed to become the Events & Planning Chair.  The ideal volunteer is good with details and planning.

Public Information Outreach (PIO) Health Fairs Coordinator
The Coordinator is the PIO Co-Chair and attends planning meetings on the 4th Saturday of the month from 6:00 to 6:30 P.M.  The Coordinator is groomed to become the PIO Chair and attends the monthly District meetings when the Chair cannot.

PIO Secretary
The Secretary takes minutes at the planning meetings on the 4th Saturday of the month at 6:00 P.M.

PIO Event Volunteer
Event Volunteers staff health fair literature booths and attend the planning meetings on the 4th Saturday of the month at 6:00 P.M.  This is a community outreach position where you will help represent CMA.  This is a great way to make new friends!

PIO Internet PSA Coordinator
The Internet PSA Coordinator posts public service announcements on 25 websites monthly and attends planning meetings on the 4th Saturday of the month at 6:00 P.M.

Hospitals & Institutions (H & I) Jails Meeting Co-Facilitator
The Jails Co-Facilitator either fills in monthly to give permanent Co-Facilators a break, or they permanently co-facilitate weekly jails meetings.  Currently SDCMA is in the Chula Vista jail, but we hope to be in all county jails by 2020.  The Co-Facilitator attends planning meetings on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 5 P.M.  You agree to not have any contact with anyone in custody in any county jail other than through the H & I meetings.

H & I Treatment Center Meeting Secretary
The Secretary facilitates weekly meetings and selects leaders from the H & I Subcommittee and from others they know in the program.  The Secretary attends planning meetings on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 5 P.M.  See the H & I meeting schedule.  H & I has opportunities to add more meetings.

H & I Treatment Center Rotating Secretary & Leader
This H & I member assists secretaries who need a break or who need a 10-minute speaker.  This member also attends the monthly planning meetings on the 2nd Saturday of the month at 5 P.M.

Contact On Release Driver
The Driver will be accompanied by another Driver for this 12th Step work.  You will bring a newcomer to between 3 and 6 meetings and will also correspond with the newcomer for up to 6 months via the SDCMA mail box.  Your letters will be forwarded to you, and you will share the clear message of recovery.  This committment consists of giving less than 6 rides a year and is about the easiest service commitment in CMA.  See the Contact On Release page for more information.

Meeting Sponsor
The Meeting Sponsor helps start and support either a new meeting or a meeting in a treatment center.  The sponsor will probably rotate into all the meeting service positions until the meeting is stable and fully self-supporting by their own attendance.  Be prepared to have from three to five in attendance for the first three months.  Knowledge of the 12 Traditions is very helpful.  

 

Open General Service Representative (GSR) Positions

 

The foundation to the entire service structure, outside the meeting level, is based on GSR's.  A GSR represents their meeting's group conscience and supports their meeting by communicating how the District can help them grow with things like events, new literature and applying the Traditions.  GSR's also balance out the District so that the group's will is accomplished instead of just the District Committee's will.  As a GSR, you will attend only 6 District Assembly meetings a year on the 1st Saturday of the month at 5 P.M.

The folllowing meetings need a GSR:

  • The Sunday 5:30 P.M. PB meeting
  • The Sunday 7 P.M. Unspun meeting
  • The Monday 5:45 P.M. Question & Answer meeting
  • The Thursday 7:15 P.M. Sex & Relationships meeting
  • The Friday 9 P.M. Nightlife Meeting
  • The Saturday 7 P.M. Round Robin meeting

Please contact the meeting secretary to inquire on being your meeting's GSR or call 619-342-1656.

Click for more information on what the GSR does.

Thank you for all you do for our fellowship!