Information Meeting for New Volunteers


High-school teens and adults are invited to attend an information session on Wednesday, January 24th. Leaders and previous volunteers will share details about the preparation and home-repair week planned for this summer with the Jesse Lee Appalachia Service Project (ASP). This year’s trip is scheduled for June 29th-July 7th.

This no-obligation meeting will introduce students and their parents – and any other interested adults – to the Appalachia Service Project overall and the developing plan for Jesse Lee ASP’s 40th year.

The one-hour information session will start at 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary at Jesse Lee Memorial United Methodist Church, 207 Main Street.

ASP is a national Christian volunteer organization founded by Rev. Glenn “Tex” Evans, a Methodist minister, in 1969. Since then, more than 420,000 volunteers from across the nation have participated in week-long mission trips to make more than 18,500 homes in West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina “warmer, safer and drier.”

Jesse Lee ASP is open to anyone who will have completed their freshman year of high school this summer. Adults are encouraged to volunteer – both those who have teens participating and those who do not. You don’t have to be a member of Jesse Lee or any church, you don’t have to live in Ridgefield, and you don’t need to be an expert with a hammer to volunteer. Basic construction skills and safety rules are taught in training sessions prior to going on ASP.

You don’t have to pre-register for the January 24th information session.

Previous ASP volunteers need not attend the information meeting. However, they should plan to attend one of the two required “first orientation” meetings on either Wednesday, Feb. 7th or Tuesday, Feb. 13th.

For more details, feel free to browse through this website or call Deb Ahle (203-240-1864).