Service Opportunities

The purpose of this page is to show the San Mateo County fellowship the service opportunities that are available for the service committees!

Central Office:

Central Office has volunteers answer the phones, help the members who need literature, fold cards, schedules, etc. You need 1 year sobriety, working knowledge of the steps, and computer knowledge. We have 4 hour shifts available either from 8:30-12:30 or 12:30-4:30. Right now we have Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings and Wednesday afternoon. If interested please call 650-577-1310.


The PI/CPC Committee tries to reach the alcoholic who still suffers in two ways: 1) By informing the general public about the A. A. Program. 2) By informing “the third person”, or professional, whose work is or may be involved with the active alcoholic. The monthly parole meetings in Redwood City continue along with the presentations at El Camino High School. We need more people to help with the committee. The sobriety requirement to become involved with PI/CPC is two years. If interested please call Robi S 650-222-5582.


Teleservice volunteers answer the San Mateo Central Office phone lines when they are closed. Volunteer requirements are 1 year of sobriety, a working phone and a good knowledge of the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions. We currently have 1 Front Line open: the third Friday from 12:30 AM to 8:30 AM. We have 29 Back Lines open. Shifts are assigned in 4-hour periods once a month. Please contact Jenn P., Chair at (650) 461-0320 or Eden C., Information Chair at (650) 868-1116 for more information.

Bridging the Gap:

We are volunteers willing to bring newcomers just leaving a facility to their first few AA meetings in their home community and introduce them to other members. Bridging the Gap is in need of volunteers to bring presentations into facilities such as Palm Avenue (Saturdays at 1:30 pm) and other facilities or to serve as contact persons. Volunteer requirements are 2 years of sobriety and a good knowledge of the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions. It is just a 1-hour time commitment. If you are interested in being added to the list or have signed up in the past but may need contact information updated, please Ted B. at (650) 583-2935. The BTG committee meets on the first Monday of the month, at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, at 7:30 p.m.

Sunshine Club:

We take meetings to AA members who are temporarily hospitalized or homebound due to illness or injury. Orientations are held as requested at the Foster City Library Community Center, 1000 East Hillsdale Boulevard, Foster City, 2nd Floor (Living Sober Group Meeting). Please call Ed V., Coordinator at (650) 222-5582, for more information or e-mail