Are you interested in carrying our message of recovery to alcoholics behind the walls? You can either commit to taking a meeting into prison or assist inmates as they transition to daily life through the Bridging the Gap program.
Bridging the Gap
Sign up to bring newly released inmates to a meeting. These inmates have asked to connect with AA. This can also be a great homegroup service commitment!
To participate, fill out the volunteer form on page 4 of the Bridging the Gap pamphlet here.
Mail completed forms to:
Lancaster AA Central Service Office
C/O: Bridging the Gap Coordinator
630 Janet Ave., Suite D150
Lancaster, PA. 17601
For Bridging the Gap email – [email protected].
To volunteer to take meetings to the prison, there is a process and some requirements. Please contact us through one of the methods below to get started. You will need to complete a Pennsylvania Child Abuse History clearance. Please complete the clearance online to expedite the process, or complete the forms below. You will also be required to attend training at the Lancaster County Prison. There is a requirement that you are not on probation. We also request that you have 1 year of continuous sobriety. Pennsylvania Child Abuse History clearance needs to be completed at least 1 week prior to the training session.
Contacts to volunteer:
Or call the Central Service Office 717-394-3238
Complete and return these documents to:
Return the below document to:
Lancaster County Prison
Attn: Deputy Joe Shiffer
625 East King St
Lancaster, PA 17602
Return the below document to the address on the form. PA will reply with your certification. You may want to make a copy before sending it to use for other purposes.