Thank you, for sharing.
I agree with you about the need to be of service. Our recovery is ALL ABOUT being of service to others.
The more "of service" that we are to others -- the more we recover, the faster we recover, and the longer we recover. It's the entire foundation of the principles of 12 Step AA recovery. Trying to help another alcoholic IS what keeps us sober, in regards to the philosophy explained int he book, Alcoholics Anonymous. It is good to remember, -- that "individual help" to another alcoholic is what is intended as "the service" factor that keeps us sober.
I was lucky to get sober in a large city where AA was very active. They had Hospitals & Institutional committees, Corrections, and other things going on. I doubt very seriously if I would have stayed sober if the old-timers in my area had not taken the time to get me involved with H&I.
If you have a Central Office, or Intergroup, where you live, or if you have a GSR, inquire where and when they hold "The District Meetings." The District Meetings can put you in contact with those near you, who are attempting to do what you feel would be the right area for you to serve.