2021: CoDA's Year Of Service

From: "CoDA Announcements" <codalist@codependents.org>
Date: October 8th 2021


At The 2020 Service Conference, A Motion was passed to declare 2021 the "Year of Service".

Did you know that most CoDA members are welcome in joining a committee at the world level?  It's a great way to give back and for you to make a difference!

Some have personally found doing service to be a great way to learn to set boundaries and say no when we need or want to. Especially early on, some need to learn what limits are, and service in CoDA is a great way to practice in a safe environment. It’s also an excellent way to learn about the 12 Traditions, make new friends in recovery, practice the 3rd tradition by actively coming to consensus & group conscience in a healthy and respectful manner, learn how to encourage & participate in building a healthy consensus, and help to ensure CoDA’s continued health and presence - and to just plain enjoy some fun & fellowship!

Interested? Here's a list of World Service options with brief descriptions. Please email any committee you are potentially interested in joining with any questions!


Communications Subcommittees: CoDA Email Team - Answers CoDA questions submitted by email info@coda.org

C-Phone - as above but responds to phone calls cphone@coda.org

Co-NNections Committee - Publishes Articles from members wishing to share their experience and hope. Both by email, and with a quarterly "Meeting In Print". connections@coda.org

Events Committee - The CoDA Events Committee plans the CoDA Service Conference, International Conventions and Retreats. Tech skills or event experience would be helpful but not necessary, it requires one year of CoDA recovery and a willingness to learn, work and have fun. events@coda.org

Finance Committee - Help the still suffering codependent by providing financial oversight and advice to our fellow CoDA committees and Board. We need people with a variety of skills on the committee, so you don’t need to be a math/finance guru to serve. finance@coda.org

Hospital & Institutions Committee (H&I) - The purpose of the Hospital and Institutions Committee (H&I) is to carry the message of CoDA to codependents through medical, penal, educational and social services institutions. It is this committee’s goal to act as a resource and support to the local H&I service through correspondence, providing literature, newsletters, sponsorship of inmates, and sharing our Experience, Strength & Hope. hosp@coda.org

Issues & Mediation Committee (IMC) - Mediates disputes in CoDA. Monitors Voting Entity Issues (VEI’s). imc@coda.org

CoDA Literature Committee (CLC) - Writes new pieces of literature for the Fellowship, including books, booklets, and pamphlets. Edits existing pieces, as needed, prior to re-printing. Requires good writing and editing skills, a minimum of two years working the CoDA program, and a working knowledge of Steps and Traditions. literature@coda.org

Outreach Committee - Works to carry the message to codependents who still suffer. outreach@coda.org

Spanish Outreach Committee (SPO) - Answers Spanish Questions via email and serves the CoDA Spanish Community. espanol@coda.org

Service Structure Committee (SSC) - SSC serves in an advisory capacity to the CoDA Service Conference, Board of Trustees, and other service entities regarding service structure and the foundation documents. We also maintain those documents. ssc@coda.org

Translation Management Committee (TMC) - Works with the CoDA Board of Trustees to maintain, coordinate and assist in the process whereby individuals, groups and Voting Entities around the world to find, translate (if necessary), create, publish and/or distribute CoDA literature and materials in their own language. tmc@coda.org

World Connections Committee (WCC) - Supports and encourages other countries (Voting Entities) in CoDA development and growth. wcc@coda.org

* A few committees have specific requirements; & some have minimum time in CoDA requirements

Please don't hesitate to email any committee that you are interested in joining!

 With respect, CoDA Board of Trustees





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