Northern California
Hospital and Institution Committee

Carrying the message of A.A. to the alcoholic who is confined

Contributions: Contribute online or via mail to: P.O. Box 192490 San Francisco, CA 94119-2490
(Make checks payable to: NORCAL H&I and note your Area # on the check)

How To Volunteer For State Or Federal Prisons


  • Previous Experience - previous experience with H&I is required before being allowed into prisons.
  • Clearance Procedures - you must be cleared by each prison before being allowed in.

Use the NorCal map to find the Institution and to contact the H&I Coordinator for more information and assistance

Pilot Program – Inside Visitation/Sponsorship Service at San Quentin


  • If you are interested in volunteering for the pilot/test program to provide outside visitation/sponsorship to inmates at San Quentin State Prison, please read the documents below and click on the Get Started button below to contact us. In addition to your contact info, please include your sobriety date, your length of sponsorship experience and your length of service in H&I.
  • Program Description (PDF)
  • Position Description (PDF)
  • NOTE: if you’re currently a CDCR cleared H&I meeting volunteer at San Quentin, you’re NOT eligible to participate in this pilot program.
  • Get Started!