Repairing Homes. Building Hope.

Mission Trips in Central Appalachia

Critical Home Repair and Replacement. Transformational Relationships.

  • Making homes warmer, safer, and drier for Appalachian families
  • Providing critical repairs to raise homes out of substandard condition
  • Building new homes in select locations when homes are beyond repair or affected by a disaster
  • Establishing meaningful, long-lasting relationships with homeowners, fellow volunteers, and staff
  • Empowering youth and adult volunteers to take on high-impact home repairs
  • Emphasizing service through mission trips for youth and adults of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels
 
 

Support Buchanan VA disaster recovery

Help raise funds for disaster recovery efforts in Buchanan County, VA

 
 

Support Waverly TN disaster recovery

Help replace homes for low-income flood survivors in Waverly TN

 
 

Learn About ASP@Home

Plan a valuable hometown volunteer experience while keeping you connected to the work of ASP in Appalachia

 
 

Register for Summer 2022

 
 

Cultural Resources

Books, podcasts, articles and videos on topics relevant to Appalachian culture, history, foodways, and education.

 
 

COVID-19 Volunteer Procedures

Read the most up to date volunteer guidelines and procedures.

 
 

ASP Anti-Racism Initiatives

 
 

Become a Helping Hand Volunteer

Use your construction skills to support ASP volunteers

 
 

Summer Staff 2022

 
 

ASP Merchandise

"We accept people right where they are, just the way they are."

ASP Founder Glenn "Tex" Evans

Mission and Vision

Over 50 Years of Repairing and Replacing Homes in Central Appalachia

  • More than 25 communities are served by ASP each year
  • More than 350 families are impacted through ASP each year
  • More than 3,000 repair projects are completed by volunteers each year
  • More than 20 new homes are built and gifted each year
  • More than 15,000 volunteers serve with ASP each year
  • ASP repairs roofs, walls, floors, foundations, and bathrooms, in addition to making homes accessible through porch and ramp repairs or additions

See ASP's Impact

See ASP's Impact

The ASP Experience

Appalachia Service Project provides one of the most rewarding structured service opportunities in the nation — bringing thousands of volunteers from around the country to Central Appalachia to repair and replace homes for low-income families.

Since 1969, we’ve made homes warmer, safer, and drier for families and provided transformational service experiences for volunteers.

Connect with ASP

Find Your Mission Trip

Let's serve together! Mission trips for all ages and skill levels; find the trip that best fits your group.

Work for ASP

Seasonal employment opportunities are available for passionate young adults through Summer Staff or our year-long Fellowship.

Give

Support ASP's mission through giving.

ASP Merchandise

Grab some ASP gear to show your support and share our mission.

Learn More About ASP

Discover ASP's history and unique approach to service.

 Our Blog

Read stories from ASP volunteers, homeowners, and staff.

Anti-Racism Initiatives

Learn more about ASP's anti-racism initiatives.

Find Your Perfect Mission Trip

Let's serve together! Mission trips for all ages and skill levels; find the trip that best fits your group.

Learn More

Work for ASP

Seasonal employment opportunities are available for passionate young adults through Summer Staff or our year-long Fellowship.

Learn More

Give

Support ASP's mission through giving.

Learn More

ASP Merchandise

Grab some ASP gear to show your support and share our mission.

Learn More

Learn More About ASP

Discover ASP's history and unique approach to service.

Learn More

Our Blog

Read stories from ASP volunteers, homeowners, and staff.

Learn More

Anti-Racism Initiatives

Learn more about ASP's anti-racism initiatives.

Learn More

Read the ASP Blog

Summer Blog Series

Putting Down Roots: The Bow

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Summer Blog Series

Putting Down Roots: Behind the Camera

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