Correctional Facilities - Volunteer
To become a Correctional Volunteer requires minimum continuous sobriety of one to two years. Because we are entering highly restricted areas, there are application forms to be completed and submitted to the facility where the individual would like to carry the message of recovery to our members on the inside.
A government background check is completed. In some cases, a reference letter is requested by mail from someone given as a character reference. The A.A. member is then required to attend a one to two evening orientation meeting to become acquainted with procedures and guidelines for the institution.
By now a fairly good idea of the type of commitment needed is clear. For example, how many times a month one can be available to put on a meeting on the inside. It is suggested that our newly cleared members consider a minimum of once a month and commit for a one year period.