ASP 2021 Plans

Sign ups are closed for youth volunteers.  Interested adults and young adults may email us at jesseleeasp@gmail.com to check on availability

Orientations

Due to the current COVID environment, we are not permitted to have large in-person activities. To satisfy the orientation requirement, volunteers must attend three online programs to learn about the Appalachian culture as well as the “Three S’s” – safety, sensitivity and stewardship.  Each of the three sessions will be offered twice; you only need to attend one.  The interactive meetings will begin promptly at 7:30 and last approximately one hour. 

The dates are as follows:

  • Orientation 1 – March 17th and March 22nd
  • Orientation 2 – April 21st and April 26th
  • Orientation 3 – May 12th and May 17th

Skill Training

Whether Jesse Lee ASP does a trip to Appalachia or an At-Home version of the project, we want to ensure that our volunteers are properly trained.

BASIC SKILLS TRAINING

Anyone who has not been on ASP before is required to attend a 2-hour session that will include brief lectures and demonstrations on work site safety. It will also include instruction and supervised individual practice on the safe use of the circular saw, power drill, and hammer. Click “read more” to get additional information and sign up.

Anyone who has not been on ASP before is required to attend a 2-hour in person session that will include brief lectures and demonstrations on work site safety. It will also include instruction and supervised individual practice on the safe use of the circular saw, power drill, and hammer. These sessions are held rain or shine in the back parking lot of Jesse Lee Church.

Everyone needs to wear proper work site attire: long pants, a shirt that tucks in (no sleeveless shirts; no low necklines), work boots (no sneakers).  Additionally, all volunteers must wear a face mask. If you have long hair, please tie it back. Participants with improper attire will be sent home.

Everyone needs to bring a 16 oz. claw hammer, a 12′ or longer retractable tape measure, pencil, speed square, wonder bar, a pair of safety glasses and a pair of work gloves. 

You will need to turn in your Jesse Lee ASP Waiver & ASP Volunteer forms prior to participating in Basic Skills.  If you have not done so, please attend one of the Form Signing Drop In meetings listed in the events tab above or download the forms below and bring the signed copy with you to the session.

Jesse Lee Waiver & ASP Forms

Basic skills sessions will be held at Jesse Lee Church and are offered on the following dates:

Saturday, April 24
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Sunday, May 2
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Saturday, May 1
12:30 PM -2:30 PM

Saturday, May 8
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Contact: Nik Parker, 203-788-6704

Basic Skills Sign Ups

 

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RAMP BUILDING SESSIONS

More information will be coming soon.

Fundraising

More information will be coming soon.

 

ASP National

The national ASP organization has added a number of COVID safety protocols for this summer’s trip including: limiting the number of volunteers who can stay at its “centers”; requiring that masks be worn unless volunteers are eating, sleeping or showering; and prioritizing exterior home repairs, like roof and siding replacements.

For more details, please check out the links below:

ASP COVID-19 Response

ASP Volunteer Protocols Quick Guide