CoDA: Help Needed For Interesting Service Work

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Subject: CoDA: Help Needed For Interesting Service Work
Date: July 18th 2019

Only one volunteer is currently answering emails sent to It is not especially burdensome since email is used so much less now than previously. But emails sent to CoDA deserve very prompt responses. The person sending is sometimes in desperation. CoDA World Service has a proud record of doing that, answering within hours when possible, never more than two days. That is imperiled now by the lack of more help. Please consider becoming a member of a team continuing that long tradition of CoDA service.

We begin by asking you to write up your CoDA story, sort of like CoNNections provides in their weekly readings.( This is to prepare you to respond from your Experience, Strength and Hope to someone in a time of distress.

Most emails, though, are routine and we have stock replies available for that. We start you out by giving you access to all the exchanges on the info alias for as long as you wish. Then we have a dry run to see how it would work for you.

“We” is being used here because these are procedures set up through many group conscience discussions in the past. And we did that not only about our procedures but also about how to answer particular inquiries. Those were sometimes insightful and even moving discussions and why we came to call ourselves the CoDA Email Team..

If this seems like a good fit for you as service work, please respond by writing to


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