All ASP volunteers are required to attend and participate in all of our pre-trip orientations.

To satisfy the orientation requirement, volunteers must attend all four orientation programs to learn about the Appalachian culture and local poverty as well as the “Three S’s” – safety, sensitivity and stewardship.  Each of the first three sessions will be offered twice – you only need to attend one.  The final orientation will only be offered once.  At this time, orientations are scheduled to be in-person.   

The 2024 dates are as follows:

    • Orientation 1 – February 7th and February 13th (Snow Date February 28th)
    • Orientation 2 – March 20th and March 26th
    • Orientation 3 – April 24th and April 30th
    • Orientation 4 – June 5th – Only one date for this orientation

Contact: Deb Ahle, 203-240-1864