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Tradition 7

Why is service part of recovery?

Those who have gone before us recognize that service is critical to recovery and is part of the Twelfth Step. Service work is a place to practice recovery skills and extend our recovery to new areas of our lives. At the group level, CoDA members carry the message in many ways, by sharing in meetings, speaking to newcomers (with a focus on providing information rather than giving advice) and trying to adhere to CoDA principles in meetings and elsewhere in their lives. Members can start practicing these types of service from early on in their recovery.

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Available NSC Service Positions

Full list of NSC service positions

It was agreed at the November 2021 NSC meeting that all the vacant positions could be shared by more than one member, and a full handover will be given by the outgoing member in service.

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Support welcomed for…..

Teams seeking service support

Codependence Matters (UK Speaker Series)
London South East Region – Committee
North Region – (N England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland)
Outreach support – Member Networks

Other opportunities

Join a CoDA Member Network
Offer service at your home group
Sponsor a newcomer
Start a new CoDA Meeting
Submit a CoDA Share

See also

Home Group – Service Positions

NSC Service

NSC Service Positions

All posts are for two years, unless specified. Members can elect to serve a longer term if they wish. NSC members should have at least one year’s recovery (unless specified) and a good working knowledge of the 12 Steps and Traditions. All committee members will be expected to attend three NSC meetings and the AGM each year. Reasonable expenses are paid to cover travel to these four meetings when they are held in person. Between meetings, communication is usually by email, WhatsApp or phone.

Service Positions

An overview of the currently defined NSC service positions, highlighting current vacancies. If you are interested in discussing any of these positions, please email the NSC Enquiries email address found on the CoDA Contacts page for more details, putting NSC in the subject line and giving a phone number where you can be contacted before the AGM.


Has overall responsibility of CoDA UK in keeping with the Traditions; liaises with Vice Chair and Secretary to determine Agenda; acts as guardian of CoDA Constitution; facilitates discussion amongst meeting members and proposes voting issues; casts deciding vote if there should be a tie vote; cheque signatory; keeps abreast of all issues and matters affecting CoDA in the UK; available for contact with NSC members to discuss ongoing CoDA issues.

Email Responder – one person in service, more required

At least two members to answer emails sent to the Enquiries email address, which is where all queries sent via this website are received. This is currently about 1-2 hours a week of service and can be done from anywhere with an internet connection. There are templates set up for standard answers and there is support from the CoDA UK committee for more complicated enquiries. For many newcomers, this is their first contact with a member of CoDA so this is an extremely important post requiring commitment and a willingness to carry the message.

General Committee Members – more required

Contributes as appropriate to matters arising in NSC meetings; takes up NSC responsibilities as required to ensure committee objects are achieved; no special remit.

Internal Communications Person – one person in service, more required

Deals with emails coming in to the News & Events email address, either answering them or passing on to other members; keeps the NSC email account and  contact details up-to-date. Updates the CoDA UK news, Groups News and Events pages. Receives incoming emails from website home page enquiry box and gathers an email list of all meeting GSRs/contacts and regularly checks that this is up to date. Sends out emails to GSRs and meeting contacts when requested.

Literature Person – vacant May 2022

Deals with emails coming into the Literature email address. Point of contact with literature distributors; acts as contact for any groups with literature problems; promotes use of CoDA approved literature within meetings, thereby generating essential revenue for the fellowship; liaises with CoRE Publications in the US about any changes to CoDA approved literature; communication skills and access to email required.

Public Information (PI) Person

Deals with emails coming into the Public Information email address. Responsible for public information; contact organisations to get an entry in their publications; reply to requests for information from publishers or directories; reply to update requests from existing entities; point of contact with outside bodies and other fellowships; assists groups to identify ways to attract members in accordance with the 12 Traditions; it has also been suggested at a recent AGM that a PI person could send out regular newsletters to CoDA members to let everyone know what is happening in CoDA UK.

Regional Representatives

Represents a regional group of CoDA UK; contributes as appropriate to matters arising in NSC meetings; takes up NSC responsibilities as required to ensure committee objects are achieved.


Present at committee meetings to make relevant and concise notes (minutes) of what takes place; sends out (usually by email) minutes of the meeting to each committee member after the meeting; liaises with Chair and Vice Chair to assist continuity in deciding the agenda prior to next meeting.


Deals with emails coming into the Treasurer email address. Responsible for overall financial situation of CoDA UK; cheque signatory; pay bills; pay donations into bank; keep records of all finances of CoDA UK; at least basic book keeping skills preferable; must be comfortable around money issues; minimum two year term as treasurer.

Vice Chair – vacant April 2022

Filling in wherever needed by the Chair; generally helping with the administration of the NSC; chairing meetings when Chair unavailable; discussing Agenda content with Chair and Secretary; liaising with CoDA members/Chair on issues of conscience; cheque signatory; for this post, two years recovery, including one year as Vice Chair, is required; one year’s service as Vice Chair is followed by a second year as Chair.

Website Coordinator – 2 people in service, more required, especially with technical skills

Deals with emails coming into the Web Service email address. Oversees the website at all times; develops existing website by adding pages where relevant; supports the WTF Co-ordinators in keeping the meetings list up-to-date. Web, preferably broadband, access anywhere in the UK is essential; some knowledge of content management systems is preferable but not vital; willingness to spend a couple of hours a month keeping the site up-to-date is essential.

Meetings List Coordinator – 2 people sharing service, more required

Deals with emails coming into the Meetings email address on at least a weekly basis; keeps the CoDA UK website meetings list up to date and ensures an offline back up copy is available in case of any website issues; ensures all personal contact details for meetings comply with GDPR; works with the website team to develop the meetings part of the website appropriately and in line with updates to the meetings list software. Someone in this service role should be familiar with Traditions 5 and 7, must have access to the internet for updating the website, receiving emails etc and be familiar with managing information using Excel and other Microsoft products. Familiarity with WordPress is also useful but not essential as a full handover document and support from the website team is provided. Familiarity with other parts of the CoDA Service structure and website are also required, as enquiries are sometimes sent to the meetings inbox which need to be directed elsewhere. This role is suitable for a ‘job-share’ if more than one person would like to volunteer.

Sponsorship Representative – position available

Deals with emails coming into the Sponsorship email account, either answering them or passing on to other members; keeps the Sponsorship page up to date and co-ordinates and gives support to members/groups organising Sponsorship workshops.

Public Liability Insurance Service

Arranges the public liability insurance policy for face to face meetings to protect those in service from legal problems and costs.

CSC Delegates

Attends the CoDA Service Conference (CSC) in person or online to represent the NSC (our Voting Entity or VE) at CoDA worldwide level. The role is for two years, with a vote required by the NSC each year to endorse the service. There are two CSC delegate roles with an alternate role also available – the alternate would step in if one of the CSC delegate is not available to vote in a session.

More details on being the delegate for our VE are in the Fellowship Service Manual, starting on page 83.


Public Liability Insurance Service Position

CoDA UK takes out an annual policy for groups requiring Public Liability Insurance for their venue. The cost of the policy is shared amongst the groups who need it at a considerable saving to the fellowship compared to groups sourcing Insurance policies individually. 

The Service position holder agrees the policy premium with an insurance provider and fulfils the associated administration (mindful of GDPR) which includes maintaining the venue list , communicating with the NSC Treasurer regarding premiums, overseeing the PLI email account addressing queries from Meetings and providing ongoing updates on the policy to the NSC committee.

The new holder of the position would be given a briefing regarding contact details of the insurance company and of the meetings that subscribe to the policy.

The time commitment is in the region of 6 hours when the premium requires renewal and then ongoing input replying to emails and updating spreadsheets which is fairly minimal. 

This is a service position on the National Service Committee so requires a person to have attended 3 NSC meetings 

Email the team to find out more:


Outreach support- Member Networks

‘Outreach’ is the term used for many of the ways to carry the message of recovery, by reaching out to others, sharing our recoveries, and supporting one another. In this group, it means timed shares or phone calls with another CoDA member.”

The admins on the Outreach channels are looking to request support from experienced members to cover a series of positions including:

Newcomers Reps

  • Pasting the welcome document once a day or longer when someone joins the group.
  • Make sure you don’t paste when there’s someone waiting for an outreach response. Your pasting can make their request invisible.

Admins –

  • Your role is helping handle potential member complaints and raised safety issues. Other than that the group runs itself.

Secretary –

  • Keeping Welcome and GC document up to date
  • Posting the Welcome document each day that has had a new person join.
  • Answering comments on the document and incorporating changes.
  • Participating in Admin Group to read posts and see changes suggested there, incorporate if agreed.
  • Responding to comments and posts with lessons learned in the past. 
  • Perhaps write the lessons learned in this Intergroup document. 
  • Perhaps the Secretary of the Admin Outreach Group will write up the lessons learned for the Admins, so that new Admins can learn from our mistakes.
  • Handover to the next Secretary 

Email responder –

  • Answer emails from newcomers giving them joining links to the appropriate WhatsApp groups. Coda UK has put an email address, rather than public joining link, for the WhatsApp groups.

You can join many of these whatsapp channels via Member Networks


LSER Sponsorship – Member Networks

The LSER Sponsorship committee is currently supporting two active WhatsApp groups, one for Outreach and one for Step Group formation. There is a dormant group to support would be Sponsors.

Two WhatsApp groups are looking for experienced Coda members to do service to support newcomers. Each group is looking for male and female newcomers reps.

Outreach Group – is looking for experienced Coda members to answer outreach calls to share the message of recovery, Experience Strength and Hope through working the steps and attending meetings.

The length of these service positions is proposed to be a month in rotation.

If you’re interested in doing this service, please join the groups, and make yourself known when you feel comfortable in the groups.

A discussion of these groups is on the agenda for the next Regional meeting in January.
yours, in fellowship,

Step Group Formation – have recently been updated following a group conscience meeting.

You can join either of these groups by following the links on Member Networks


NSC Sponsorship Team

We are looking for individuals to provide ideas/support to the CoDAUK Sponsorship team. We are looking for:

  • Chairs able to share ESH
  • Hosts for the Sponsorship Workshops (typically run quarterly)
  • Suggestions on how we can move sponsorship forward in the UK.
  • Is there something you would like us to try?

    All suggestions/ideas are welcome. Our email is:

NSC Web Team

We are looking for volunteers to give service to expand these pages, sharing the benefits of service to our recovery, and providing a resource for fellow members to develop their service roles at personal, group, region, national and international level.

Please contact if you would like to be involved in developing the service pages resource.


NSC Public Information

“Public information” is the term used by many 12-Step fellowships for approved procedures and literature for outreach work to professionals, institutions, and the public at large. 

CoDAUK Public Information Team are looking for new committee members to engage in a range of tasks defined across committee and region level. Our primary aim is an application of Step 12. We aim to carry the message to other co-dependents through outreach within the recovery space, with CoDA regions, and beyond.
So far this has looked like preparing ideas for a new CoDAUK poster, documenting CoDAUK digital footprint, writing a survey for the coDA membership, and reach out to organisations and teams in the recovery space.
If you would be interested in joining the team reach out to to find out more.


Codependence Matters Saturday Speaker Series Committee

We are looking for volunteers to give service to facilitate CoDA Speaker Series events. Positions open at present include:

Script Readers, Hosts, CoHosts, Screen Sharers, Announcements admin

Please contact if you would like to be involved in developing CoDA events, sharing ESH.

NSC Service

Service Structure

CoDA, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or committees directly responsible to those they serve.

Tradition Nine

Information on the CoDA UK service structure will be published here.

We are looking for volunteers to give service to expand these service pages, sharing the benefits of service to our recovery, and providing a resource for fellow members to develop their service roles at personal, group, region, national and international level. Please contact if you would like to be involved in developing the service pages resource.