Dear Staff Alumni,

At ASP, we love our staff alumni! This amazing group of people have spent one or more summers (and/or years) going above and beyond for homeowners, volunteers, and the communities where we serve. So if you are a staff alumni – THANK YOU!

We love to involve our alumni however we can. If you are looking for a way to plug in, we have tons of different options. For some of you, this might be your first time connecting back with ASP and for others, you may already be doing one or more of these things. Either way, if you’re looking for a chance to join us, we’ve included some options below.

Volunteer – This is an obvious one, but we love to see our alumni back as volunteers. We have opportunities all year round and if you aren’t connected with a group, being a helping hand is an amazing way to help the staff and volunteers.

Advocate – Our staff alumni know better than most what types of issues face Appalachia. Systemic poverty is very real in this region and we seek to be the voice, however and whenever we can, for safe, sanitary, affordable housing. Staff alumni have many different networks and can help to be advocates for both ASP and the people of Appalachia.

Fundraise – Summer staff are pretty incredible fundraisers! Through connections, social media, and the powerful stories of homeowners they work with, staff continue to be a powerful source for donations. Whether it is for a particular county, CCW, or general operations, we hope that, if called to do so, our alumni can help use their resources and circles in this way so that ASP can to continue helping families.

Recruit – Great people tend to know other great people! Staff alumni are a wonderful source for recruiting summer staff and volunteer groups. Help us by spreading the word about available opportunities and reach out if you know someone who we should connect with.

Mentor – The staff alumni network is incredible and the individuals in it are now teachers, doctors, lawyers, CEOs, nonprofit workers, counselors, etc. As our current staff and fellows take their next step from ASP, we want to let them know they have support in the form of past staffers. We love to connect past and current staff as well as highlight what alumni have been doing since ASP and how being a staffer may have played a piece in that. If you are interested in any of these opportunities or have other ideas, please reach out to our hiring team at hiring@asphome.org.

Connect – Want to attend the annual Staff Alumni Weekend? The Staff Alumni Weekend has already occurred in 2021, but we’ve got recordings you can view anytime! Are you a member of ASP’s Staff Alumni Facebook group? If not, you should be!

Partnerships and Resources – Do you know other organizations ASP should reach out to? Or how about resources we should tap into? Let us know! We do our best to be good community members and we are always open to new suggestions and ideas.

In addition to these different opportunities, we also just love to hear from you. Our staff alumni, move, get married, change jobs, etc. and sometimes we lose track of these amazing folks. Reach out and let us know what you are up to!

Blessings,
Nicole Intagliata, Director of Field Operations