So you liked sleeping on the floor, working in the hot sun, and taking cold showers?
And the mystery meat didn’t scare you off?
Well then, welcome back!
We really rely on our experienced youth to round out the crews and help the first-timers get up to speed. Thank you for your dedication to the Appalachia Service Project!
You spoke, we listened, and so we’ve made big changes to our meetings this year. NOTE: there will be no rallies, only the four mandatory orientations. And, to eliminate the long lines and waiting, signups for car washes and trainings will be done only online. You will only be able to sign up once you have registered, paid, and turned in all forms. A link will be provided once registration opens.
Registration will be open soon
General registration for Jesse Lee ASP 2020 will begin mid to late January.
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.
- Orientation 1: February 5 or February 11
- Orientation 2: March 18 or March 24
- Orientation 3: April 29 or May 5
- Orientation 4: June 3 only
Contact: Deb Ahle, 203-438-6782
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.
Senior Skills Training
Youth and adults who have participated in ASP for at least two years have the opportunity to replace wheelchair ramp building with senior skills training.
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 2. The remainder at Orientation 3.
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.