FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE THE AREAS I WILL BE VOLUNTEERING FOR?
Bringing meetings into jails/prisons:
This is an opportunity to team up with other AA members who bring meetings into various correctional facilities in the Chicago area. Background checks and orientation processes vary according to the correctional facility to which the volunteer is applying.
Inmate Re-Entry Program:
Be willing and available to make contact with a recent AA parolee and introduce them to different meetings and AA members. Team up with other AA members to meet the AA parolee @ a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous within his/her first few weeks. This ’12-step work’ is done on a temporary basis to help newly released AA inmates transition from jail meetings to ‘Re-Entering’ the outside world of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Answer letters from inmates in a timely manner sharing experience, strength, and hope through written correspondence. Answer requests for literature, questions about how to get to meetings, what AA is and is not, sponsorship, etc… Continue a relationship via written correspondence until inmate is released or until correspondence is no longer warranted/desired.