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 is being done online 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The actual cost of food, lodging, transportation, and building supplies is about $650 per person, but we don’t charge you that much to participate. The remainder will be realized through stock sales and car washes.
- Payments made by February 5 will be discounted to $270.
- Payments made between February 5 and March 5 will be charged the normal fee of $285.
- Payments made after March 5 will incur a $15 late fee for a total of $300.
Registration fees must be paid online at the end of the registration process. Payments are fully refundable up to April 1.
All ASP volunteers are required to attend and participate in all of our pre-trip orientations. You will receive training on work site safety and cultural sensitivity.
- Orientation 1: February 27 or March 5
- Orientation 2: April 3 or 9
- Orientation 3: May 1 or 7
- Orientation 4: June 5 only
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.
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.
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.
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 1. The remainder at Orientation 2.
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 28, at 6:30 PM. We will gather for departure at 7:30 AM on Saturday, June 29. Be sure to bring a lunch.