ASP 2022 Plans
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 – February 2nd and February 15th
- Orientation 2 – March 23rd and March 29th
- Orientation 3 – April 27 and May 3
- Orientation 4 – June 8
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.
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.
ASP participants are required to work a car wash prior to the trip. Car washes are held on Saturdays from April through 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.
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.
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: