Shadow an ASP staff for a week to see if Summer Staff is right for you.
ASP’s Staffer in Training (SIT) program allows those interested in applying for summer staff to see firsthand what a week in the life of the staff looks like. Going through the SIT program is a great way to get a real picture of the responsibilities of a summer staffer.
- SITs go through a week shadowing a staff team.
- They will do site visits, eat meals with volunteers, sit in on nightly staff meetings, and more.
- SITs are expected to act more like staffers than volunteers. We’re looking for energized, passionate, and flexible candidates who want to learn what it is like to be a staffer and are willing to help the staff in any way possible.
SITs are evaluated by the staff at the end of the week, and this evaluation will contribute to a SIT’s formal summer staff application if they choose to apply.
- SIT applicants should have significant interest in being on staff. This week should not be used as just another volunteer opportunity.
- To be eligible to be a SIT, individuals must be 18 (or turning 18 over the summer) and have graduated from high school.
- Provide own transportation to and from your assigned center location.
Where & When
ASP works in more than 20 communities throughout Central Appalachia each summer. ASP serves in Eastern Kentucky, Western North Carolina, East Tennessee, Southwestern Virginia, and Southern West Virginia.
ASP summer staffers live and work in one community along with their staff. Staff’s live and work at an ASP summer center, which are often schools, churches, or community centers.
The SIT application opens at the beginning of each summer, and staffs will host SITs from Week 2-7. You will request a specific week in your application.
Who is ASP?
Warmer. Safer. Drier.®
ASP volunteers provide high quality home repair for Appalachian families
ASP volunteers and families develop life-long relationships
Everyone who comes into contact with this ministry is transformed
Warmer. Safer. Drier.®
What it's like to be on ASP Staff
“It is the most challenging, rewarding, transformative, and amazing thing I have every done. And as crazy as it sounds, I would do it again in a heartbeat.”2018 Summer Staffer
“DO IT! It is the most life changing and love filled summer I have ever had.”2019 Summer Staffer
“It is the most fulfilling thing you could do for a summer. You will never question if what you are doing is right or just. You will spend the rest of your life transformed by the unconditional love and acceptance that this ministry encourages every day.”2019 Summer Staffer