Sponsorship is one of the keys to success in OA. Sponsors are OA members who are living the Overeaters Anonymous program to the best of their ability and are willing to share their recovery with others. You can think of a sponsor as guide and mentor.
At one OA workshop, a sponsor was likened to “Tarzan in the jungle of eating.” If you were to go into a dangerous jungle, you would want an experienced guide, a Tarzan. A sponsor helps guide a less-experienced member through the Overeaters Anonymous Twelve-Step program.