© 2018 by The Small Wonder Area of Narcotics Anonymous

WHY SHOULD YOU GET IN SERVICE?

Being of service in NA is one of the most important ways we help fulfill our primary purpose: to carry the message to the addict who still suffers. It's also a good opportunity to meet other NA members, strengthen our recovery, and keep our Home Groups "fully self-supporting" by assuring that the doors to our meetings stay open. 

Each NA member possesses unique gifts and strengths, which they can use to contribute the NA fellowship through service work. Explore this page this learn about the different ways in which you can be of service. 

Home Group

When you first get to NA, you'll hear one of our suggestions over and over again: get a Home Group. This is a particular group you choose to attend regularly. At your home group, you will get to know other addicts, and allow them to get to know you. It's also a place to start giving back what was so freely given to you - through service commitments such as making coffee, setting up chairs, or becoming a trusted servant. The Group pamphlet provides a description of how Groups function and the various opportunities for service.

Home Group Service Positions

  • Secretary - Maintains Home Group calendar with chairperson selection, maintains Home Group member list, creates & updates meeting format, runs business meetings, purchases supplies

  • Treasurer - Collects and manages 7th Tradition funds, pays meeting space rent, reimburses supplies purchased by Secretary, purchases literature for Home Group, makes donation to the Area

  • Group Service Representative (GSR) - Represents the group's conscience by carrying its vote at Area Service; keeps the Home Groups updated on Area and Regional level activities.

  • Alternate GSR - Serves alongside the GSR, assisting with responsibilities and attending meetings the GSR is unable to.

Area Subcommittees

Small Wonder Area subcommittees are made up of trusted NA members and are designed to help our area fulfill our primary purpose: to carry the message to the addict who still suffers. Joining a subcommittee is a wonderful way to be of service. To learn more about the subcommittees in our area, scroll down read the descriptions below. Find a subcommittee that appeals to you, and then get involved!

You can join a subcommittee simply by attending area subcommittee meetings regularly. Subcommittee meeting times and locations are listed below, and meetings are open to any and all NA members.

Subcommittee Descriptions & Locations

  • Convention - Plans, organizes, coordinates and hosts the Area's bi-annual convention featuring NA speakers, workshops, merchandise, dances, breakfast/lunch/dinner events, and more. This Body has its own subcommittees, each of which is responsible for a different area of the convention planning process.

    • Meets the 2nd Saturday of the Month from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at The Daughtry House, 1503 W. 13th Street, Wilmington, DE 19806

  • Hospitals & Institutions - Brings NA members into facilities where addicts may have no other way of hearing our message, such as hospitals, mental health facilities, prisons, and therapeutic communities.

    • Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at St. Barnabus, 2800 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808

  • Literature - Maintains an inventory of NA books, pamphlets, key-tags, medallions, etc.; processes orders submitted by Home Groups at the monthly ASC meeting; orders inventory from the Free State Region or World Service Office; maintains accountability for all literature funds.​

  • Meeting List/Web Site - Maintains, updates and prints a monthly list that includes all of the Area's meeting times and locations, along with information such as meeting format and length; maintains and update's the Area's web site with a variety information for NA members and newcomers, such as the meeting list, special events, links to literature and more.

    • To become involved in the Meeting List/Website subcommittee, contact Meeting List/Website Chair at smallwonderarea@gmail.com

  • Outreach - Helps keep Home Groups actively involved in the NA service structure; visits any groups requesting help and support; helps new meetings get established.

    • Meets the 1st Monday of the month at 7:30pm at First Alliance Church 2145 Graves Rd. Hockessin, DE 19707

  • Phone Line - Answers hotline calls from addicts who need information or support, such as where to find a meeting or just someone to talk to until a craving passes.

    • Meets the 3rd Sunday of the Month at 4:00 p.m. at St. Barnabus, 2800 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808​

  • Policy - Creates, updates and maintains a document of guidelines, rules of order, Trusted Servant and Subcommittee responsibilities, etc., designed to help the Area run efficiently and effectively.

    • Meets the 2nd Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m. at Aquila, 1812​ Newport Gap Pike, Wilmington, DE 19808

  • Public Relations - provides information and conducts presentations that help others understand what NA is about; visits facilities, schools, hospitals and other institutions to provide literature and meeting lists to anyone seeking recovery in NA.

    • Meets the 4th Sunday of the Month at St. Barnabus, 2800 Duncan Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808​

  • Unity & Activities - organizes and hosts special events such as speaker jams, dances and picnics, designed to enhance our primary purpose and build unity throughout our Area.

    • Meets the 3rd Monday of the month at 7:30 pm at First Alliance Church, 2145 Graves Rd. Hockhessin, DE 19707

Area Service Committee

Once a month, Home Group representatives, now ans Group Service Representatives (GSRs) attend a monthly meeting called Area Service. Area service is where GSRs and trusted servants assist with running the SWANA service structure. At this area of service, elected officers work on ways to best support the Home Groups within our area. You'll find a description of each of the officer positions below, as well as the date, time, and location of Area Service. Come to our Area Service meeting so that you can become more involved in NA and learn more about how the service structure works!

Joint Administrative Committee (JAC) meets 3rd Sunday of the Month at 3:00pm at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 2800 Duncan Road, Wilmington, DE 19808

Area Service Committee (ASC) meets the 3rd Sunday at 4:30pm of the Month at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 2800 Duncan Road, Wilmington, DE 19808

Area Service Officer Positions

  • Chairperson - conducts ASC meetings, assuring that policy and rules of order are followed and that there is an overall spirit of cooperation throughout the meeting.

  • Co-Chairperson - supports the Area Service chair as well as the various subcommittee chairs to assist with any issues, help resolve problems, and stay informed of their activities.

  • Secretary, Co-Secretary - take notes during ASC meetings, then creates and distributes meeting Minutes to home group GSRs via email and regular mail; updates and maintains a list of contact information for home groups and Trusted Servants.

  • Treasurer, Co-Treasurer - receives contributions from the groups, administers the area’s checking account, pays the rent for subcommittee’s meeting spaces, reimburses officers and subcommittee chairs for their budgeted expenses, keeps careful records of all transactions, and reports the Area's  financial status at each ASC meeting.

  • Regional Committee Member (RCM), Alternate RCM - Keeps the Area informed of activities & issues at the Regional &World levesl; represents the Area's conscience by carrying its vote at Regional Service

Regional Service

Just as multiple Home Groups form an Area, several Areas form a Region. At this level of service, business is conducted that affects a broad base of NA members, groups and areas. The same Trusted Servant positions at the area level are available at the regional level as well. ​The Small Wonder Area is part of the Free State Region of NA.

To learn more about The Free State Region of NA, check out their website:

Around The World

NA Regional Delegates participate in international conferences and activities all aimed at spreading the message of Narcotics Anonymous to addicts around the world. As a result, NA is now available in languages and countries never imagined!

To visit the NA World Services website, click the link below: