Galway Area Telephone committee are looking for telephone responders. Full training is given when you volunteer for his very worthwhile service position.
Do I need to go to special meetings?
- No need for formal meetings, you will be connected to the Area Telephone committee convenor mostly by phone, who is always available to volunteers.
What kind of calls do our phones receive?
- Our phones receive approximately 3 calls per day, the requests range from, looking for meeting information, looking for help for family members and suffering alcoholics seeking help. You will pass this request on to your convenor who will arrange any further action needed. Phone responders are not required to do 12 step calls.
What times will I need to answer the phone?
Our phones are answered in two shifts as follows.
- Day phone is answered between 12:00 to 18:00
- Evening phone is answered between 18:00 to 22:00
What will be my duties?
You will carry one of our phones during the time you volunteer for, either the day or evening phone. You report directly to the telephone convenor. You answer any calls made to that number and as mentioned you will have full training before to start.
This vital and essential service has been carried our for many yeas and many members are sober today because of it, saving, their jobs, marriages, sanity and even lives.
How do I volunteer?
While your on the website, you can leave your name and number on our contact form here: Click here. We will pass it on to the telephone convenor, who will make contact with you.
“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time, They have the heart”