Published on April 13, 2022

Meet an Alcoholics Anonymous group lead volunteer

AA meeting Auxiliary volunteer

Community Hospital’s Garden Pavilion is where a lot of people take their first step along the path toward recovery. Understanding that in helping others you help yourself, this Montage Health Foundation volunteer—who will remain anonymous in accordance with the principles of the Alcoholics Anonymous program—chose to lead an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting at Community Hospital. Taking the time and courage to share his or her own journey and the strength and hope that led the way, helps keep our volunteer committed to sobriety. Alcoholics Anonymous teaches that while sobriety is a personal process, it is supported by fellowship.

Community Hospital is almost inevitably a part of my life. Coming in to share the burden and the benefits of caring for others strengthens the hospital and also makes me stronger. My favorite parts of volunteering to lead this meeting are getting to meet people who come from a more diverse community than the one I live in, and knowing that I am helping each of these distressed people recover.

—Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous group lead volunteer, Community Hospital

Alcoholics Anonymous identifies the 12 spiritual principles of recovery as acceptance, hope, faith, courage, honesty, patience, humility, willingness, brotherly-love, integrity, self-discipline, and service. Motivated by each principle, it is in the spirit of service that our volunteer seeks sobriety on a daily basis, while helping others to do the same.

“My advice to community members interested in volunteering is that, as a volunteer, you receive the benefit of knowing that you can make a difference in your world in proportion to the effort you make to help others.”

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