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 at this time. 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

Skills Training

We want to ensure that our volunteers are properly trained whether they are going to Appalachia or will be participating in our At-Home version of the project.

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.

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RAMP BUILDING SESSIONS

All ASP participants are required to participate in a wheelchair ramp building session. This 3.5-hour session is designed to imitate a standard workday on the ASP trip. Participants will be assigned a work crew based on experience and will assist in the assembly of several segments of a wheelchair ramp. Click “read more” to get additional information and sign up.

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Car Washes

ASP participants are required to work a car wash prior to the trip. Car washes are held on Saturdays in May and June , in the front driveway of Jesse Lee, with two shifts: 10:30 AM – 1:45 PM, and 1:30 PM – 4:45 PM. Click “read more” to get additional information and sign up.

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Stock Sales

Everyone participating in ASP is expected to sell at least 25 shares of $10 “ASP Stock.” This is our largest fundraising effort and it gives your family and friends an opportunity to contribute towards the amazing work you will be doing. Click “read more” to get additional information.

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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

ASP COVID Response FAQs