Bridging the Gap
Help to “Bridge the Gap” between addicts newly released from treatment or incarceration and their first meeting of Narcotics Anonymous. When an addict requests a temporary contact, we provide you with their information. You call the newcomer and arrange to connect at a meeting and introduce them to Narcotics Anonymous. Time commitment: You may be called on once or twice within a calendar year.
Digital Project Team
One of the most important uses of technology is to provide information about NA. Websites are often the first glimpse someone will have of what the NA program is. The Digital Project Team manages the technology for our website, meeting list, helpline, and the Region’s communication tools. Time commitment: 2 hours a week virtual
The helpline volunteer is often someone’s first interaction with Narcotics Anonymous. By answering questions, offering reassurance and directing the addict to a meeting you perform a vital service. When the caller asks to speak to a volunteer the call is directed anonymously to your personal phone. Once you sign up, don’t worry, if you can’t answer the call there will be another addict to pick up the phone. Time commitment: 2 hours a week from home
The Minnesota Region Newsletter builds N.A. unity through communication. N.A. news is provided to help unify our region, so that in keeping with our First Tradition, personal recovery is made more available. Sharing personal experience lends the flavor of an N.A. meeting to the newsletter. Time commitment: 2 hours a month from home
Public Relations (PR) aims to inform the public and professionals that Narcotics Anonymous exists and provide information about how and where to find it. This is predominately done by sponsoring information booths at various conferences attended by professionals who work with clients who may have a drug problem. Time commitment: 2 hours in person
Narcotics Anonymous Minnesota participates in annual Transition Fairs at correctional facilities across Minnesota. Volunteer NA Members with two or more years clean time engage inmates attending the event telling them about NA in Minnesota: where to find us, the services we offer, what NA is and what NA isn’t. Time commitment: 4 hours in person