If you are looking for something worthwhile to do this summer, the ASP experience is for you!
It is a lot of work and a considerable time commitment, but there is nothing else like it.

 

Registration

Due to the large youth response to our program,  we will need to start a waiting list for the 2020 ASP Trip.  If you are a high school youth, did not attend the first orientation and have not yet registered, you will be placed on the waiting list pending the addition of more adult volunteers.  Furthermore, you will have to contact us at jesseleeasp@gmail.com to make up the first orientation.

Please register and if we are not able to accommodate you on this trip, your registration fee will be refunded.

Registration is being done online again this year. You will need to have all of your information handy before you start, including: personal data, emergency contacts, medical history (including tetanus shot date), insurance information and credit card/banking details.

After completing the online registration, you will need to print out a small packet of forms that require signatures. One of these forms needs to be notarized, which can be done in advance or with our notary at the meetings. Registration, payment and forms are required prior to signing up for any skills training and car washes.

 

If you have questions regarding registration, you may contact us at jesseleeasp@gmail.com



Orientations

All ASP volunteers are required to attend and participate in all four of our pre-trip orientations. You will receive training on work site safety, cultural sensitivity and stewardship. 

Please note, we will not be having a rally this year so all four orientations are mandatory. 

Identical orientations are offered on two separate dates so that you may select the date that best fits your schedule (with the exception of Orientation 4 which is offered only once).

Also new this year – orientations will run from 6:30-9:00 p.m. for new volunteers and from 7:00-9:00 p.m. for volunteers who have participated previously.  Please be prompt.

Contact: Deb Ahle, 203-438-6782

 

Basic Skills Training for First-Timers

Anyone who has not been on ASP before is required to attend a 2.5-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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Wheelchair Ramp Building

All ASP participants are required to participate in a wheelchair ramp building session. This five-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 at two car washes prior to the trip. Car washes are held on Saturdays between March 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 25 shares of $10 “ASP Stock.” The first 13 shares of stock should be turned in at Orientation 2. The remainder at Orientation 3.

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Packing and Departing

The success of the ASP trip is highly dependent on proper preparation, and that is true for packing. Every participant should download the packing list and follow the instructions carefully.

We will pack the vans on Friday, June 26, at 6:30 PM. We will gather for departure at 7:30 AM on Saturday, June 27. Be sure to bring a lunch.

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