Welcome to the Central Office of Western Colorado
The Central Service Office of Western Colorado is a service branch of Alcoholics Anonymous including District 1, District 2, District 5, District 14, District 17, District 18 and District 20. Its primary purpose is to serve in support of Western Colorado groups of Alcoholics Anonymous in their common purpose of carrying the message to the alcoholic who still suffers. The Central Office of Western Colorado operations are assisted by volunteer personnel whom are guided by the Steering Committee, the Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous and the Twelve Concepts for World Service.
What is Central Office of Western Colorado?
Central Offices have been established to carry out the many functions of Alcoholics Anonymous that are best handled by a centralized office. Central Office is maintained, supervised and supported by AA Groups throughout Western Colorado. It exists to aid the groups in their common purpose of carrying the AA message to the alcoholic who still suffers. Central Office’s most crucial role is to maintain a 24x7x365 hotline – to always be there when anyone reaches out for help. We could not have a hotline without our 40+ AA member volunteers!
We have a bookstore with most every item that AA World Services offers. We strongly encourage groups to obtain AA books, pamphlets and coins from Central Office.
Central Office also maintains a website where you can find AA Meeting information, read our latest newsletter, read about AA events as well as general AA information. We also have online forms for new groups, new GSR’s and meeting changes.
We also oversee Bridge the Gap, helping to connect a person leaving a treatment center to one of our members that can meet them at an AA Meeting to introduce them to different members of the group.
What is Intergroup?
Intergroup has been formed so that each group may elect a representative who participates in our monthly business meeting. Each month Intergroup Representatives share their groups experience in carrying the AA message, lets other members of Intergroup know how their home group is doing, number of members that attend their group and where and when they meet. The Intergroup Representative also keeps their group informed about what Central Office is doing. Make sure your group have a voice and a vote at Central Office’s monthly Intergroup Committee Meeting!
Best Practices for Digital 7th Tradition for Online AA Meetings
Central Office of Western Colorado has established a Venmo Account where individual AA members and groups can contribute online @CentralOfficeofWesternColorado. There is no fee to contribute via the Venmo app. The Central Office has also established an Online Donation Form at https://aa-westerncolorado.com/donations/donation where individual members and groups can contribute via Credit Card or Check. We’ve also come up with recommendations for digital 7th tradition practices for Online Meetings that you can download.
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.
The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for A.A. membership; we are self supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
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Central Office of Western Colorado is seeking a volunteer to oversee content for our website. Responsibilities would include uploading our most current newsletter and adding flyer graphics to the Events page plus addition of content to Central Office of Western Colorado website. 2 years of sobriety is strongly recommended. You would need to own your own computer, have access to the internet and have an email account. Beneficial skills would be familiarity/experience with Photoshop, resizing of images, html coding, uploading flyers plus copywriting. There will be training and guidance available thru the Intergroup Technical Advisor and Central Office Coordinator. More information on the Web Chair position can be found on our Web Chair Guidelines Page.
Other service opporunties are also available. Visit the Volunteer Opportunities Page to learn more.