Intergroup Service Position Descriptions

The following information provides an overview of the service positions available to TriValley Alcoholics Anonymous members to help support and provide services to our members. More information is available from previous Committee Chairs. Some committees have notebooks available to help with the service commitments.

Chairperson of Intergroup
Requirement—Five years continuous sobriety
Commitment—Two years (one year as VISC Chairperson and Board Member and one year as Board Member only)
Duties: Preside over and guide monthly VISC meetings, working knowledge of the concepts, traditions, and Robert’s Rules of Order, Able to conduct meetings in an orderly, timely, and impartial manner; Provide input for VISC meeting Agenda, Recaps, and Minutes; Serve on the VISC Board, Attend the monthly VISC Board meeting (last Monday of the month) and the monthly VISC meeting (first Monday of the month).

Secretary of Intergroup
Requirement—Two years continuous sobriety
Commitment—One year
Duties: Prepare agenda for monthly VISC meeting with input from Chairperson; attend and record minutes of the monthly VISC meetings; disseminate recaps of the minutes to Intergroup Representatives (IGRs) and all other VISC members; finalize minutes for dissemination to VISC Council and publication on the VSC website.

VSCAA Treasurer
Requirement—Five years continuous sobriety
Commitment—Two years
Duties: Prepare monthly financial report to present at monthly VISC Board meetings & monthly Intergroup meetings. Oversee all aspects of the Valley Service Center’s financial activities, assist with bank deposits as warranted, file all appropriate tax documents, process all Venmo & PayPal donations, prepare & present annual budget & various other tasks. If interested in position more details will be provided.

Hotline Vice Chairperson
Requirement—Two years continuous sobriety
Commitment—Two years (one year as Vice Chairperson, one year as Chairperson)
First year functions as Vice Chairperson assisting Chairperson in all Hotline duties. Second year functions as Chairperson and responsible for all Hotline duties (shadowed by new Vice Chairperson)
Duties: Keeps an active list of volunteers to answer the Hotline and to conduct 12-step calls and provide updated lists to the VSC; oversees the gathering of names, phone numbers, and duty times of Hotline volunteers; schedules training sessions for 24-hour Hotline volunteers and 12-step volunteers. Attends & reports back to VISC with monthly usage of Hotline calls.

Workshop Coordinator
Requirement—Two years continuous sobriety
Commitment—One year
Duties: Organize and host a minimum of three workshops throughout the year to share experience on recovery-related topics—one of the workshops is the Secretary’s Workshop.

Public Information/Cooperation with the Professional Community (PI/CPC) – Position not available until 3/2022 Chairperson
Requirement—Two years continuous sobriety
Commitment—Two years
Duties: Acts in an informative capacity with non-AA organizations and professionals to keep the community informed as to the availability of AA. Participates as a member of the California Northern Coastal Area (CNCA) Public Information Committee. Attends the CNCA PI Committee meetings on the third Wednesday of the month at Oakland Central Office and reports back to the monthly VISC meetings.

Outreach Chairperson
Requirement— Two years continuous sobriety
Commitment—One year
Duties: Responsible for visiting groups that meet within the area covered by the VSC, specifically those groups that are not currently active within VISC, keep groups informed about upcoming VISC activities, encourage participation in VISC, and provide most recent copy of the Secretary’s Handbook and Valley View newsletter.

Hospitals & Institutions (HnI) Liaison
Requirement— Two years continuous sobriety
Commitment – One year
Duties: Attends monthly VISC meeting and provides information about needs, service opportunities and activities of H&I, attends monthly H&I meeting in Oakland (first Wednesday of each month), and gives and takes reports between VISC and H&I.

Northern California Council of Alcoholics Anonymous (NCCAA) Liaison (2 positions)
Requirement—Two years continuous sobriety
Commitment—One year
Duties: Attends monthly VISC meeting and keeps VISC informed about needs, service opportunities and activities of NCCAA; serves on and attends NCCAA Steering Committee meetings and conferences; Gives and takes reports to and from VISC and NCCAA.

TriValley Archive Liaison—NEW Position
Requirement—Two years continuous sobriety
Commitment—One year
Attends and participates in activities and functions of the local, district and area Archives Committees. Attends: VISC Intergroup Meeting (1st Monday each month, 7:30-8:30pm) and Area Archives Workdays (2nd Saturday each month, 1:30-2:30pm).

Home Bound AA Committee Chairperson and Vice Chairperson ( 2 positions)
Requirement: Two years of continuous sobriety
Commitment: Two years (one year as Vice Chairperson and one year as Chairperson)
First year functions as Vice Chairperson assisting Chairperson with all Homebound Meeting duties. Second year functions as Chairperson and responsible for all Homebound Meeting duties.
Duties: Provides access to a meeting for homebound/physically challenged members within the Tri Valley area who cannot attend regular meetings. Gathers and maintains an active/up to date list of available 12-Step members who volunteer to bring a meeting to the homebound and provides updated lists to the VSC. Provides 12-Step volunteers with the geographical location, appropriate number of attendees, and other factors, such as demographics (home, facility or hospital), etc. Suggests a meeting format (ie. discussion, 12 Step, book study). Each group can dictate their own format based on the need of the member and by group conscience. Schedules appropriate training for 12-Step volunteers. Reviews procedures and considerations of member’s physical status and needs, set up and clean up, parking/smoking/special circumstances, newcomers/strangers to member’s home, and meeting format. Attends monthly VISC meeting and gives report updates on Homebound/Accessibility Committee. Quarterly attend the monthly Area Accessibility Sharing Session in Napa, CA.

Board Member for the Valley Intergroup
Requirement—Five years continuous sobriety
Commitment—Two years
Duties: Act as an advisory arm of the VISC concerning the business and administration of the Service Center. Attend monthly Board meetings, previous experience in Intergroup is a plus, but not required.

Board Secretary—Position not available until 3/2022
Requirement—Two years continuous sobriety
Commitment—Two years
Duties: Prepare agenda for monthly Board meeting with input from Board Chair and other Board members; attend and record minutes of the monthly Board meetings; disseminate minutes of the minutes to Board members.