Support Staff Positions

Our summer operations takes many skilled and dedicated individuals to run smoothly. Join our support staff team to work behind the scenes, providing critical tasks to assist our entire organization.

Chaplains

Chaplains are individuals who are currently in or have recently graduated from Seminary or Divinity School. ASP does not require, as a condition of employment, membership in or profession of a specific denominational theology.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Be a compassionate listener and spiritual leader for summer staff members, summer volunteers, and families ASP serves.
  • Consult members of the Ministries Department on faith-related training, and create and conduct some of these training sessions for summer staff.
  • Meet with ASP partners—volunteers, families ASP serves, etc., who have requested a meeting with a Chaplain.
  • Be available to ASP staff and partners to discuss spiritual issues. This may include coordinating regular phone or email discussions with larger groups of staffers regarding spiritual issues.
  • Refer any staff member or volunteer who requires professional help to the Director of Spiritual Programs and the ASP on-call counselors.
  • Throughout the summer, visit multiple summer centers each week and lead devotions for the staff and (when possible) for the volunteers.

To apply for this position, email a cover letter and resume to Hiring@ASPhome.org.

Staff Liaisons

Liaisons are members of our summer support staff. Summer support staff members are hired to do just that: support our traditional summer staff out in the field. This is a temporary position beginning mid-May and concluding in early-August.

  • The staff liaison role is traditionally filled by someone with previous ASP experience but exceptions may be made for those who possess applicable skills for the role.
  • This position travels within their designated area (2-3 counties per week) to assist with tasks for the staff.
  • This position requires a high level of flexibility and initiative since no day will look like another and liaisons will be asked to do a variety of things on a daily basis.

To apply for this position, email a cover letter and resume to Hiring@ASPhome.org.

Where & When

Where

ASP works in more than 25 communities throughout Central Appalachia each summer. ASP serves in Eastern Kentucky, Western North Carolina, East Tennessee, Southwestern Virginia, and Southern West Virginia.

ASP support staff travel between multiple locations, staying in ASP centers in each county, which are often schools, churches, or community centers.

ASP Centers Listing

When

  • Mid-May – Summer Staff training in Jonesville, VA
  • Last week of May – Staffers set up their centers and select projects in their assigned counties
  • First week of June through last week of July – Staffers host 7 weeks of volunteers
  • First week of August – Staffers close out projects in their counties and return to Jonesville, VA

Who is ASP?

Warmer. Safer. Drier.®

ASP volunteers provide high quality home repair for Appalachian families

Relationship Ministry

ASP volunteers and families develop life-long relationships

Transformation

Everyone who comes into contact with this ministry is transformed

Warmer. Safer. Drier.®

Relationship Ministry

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College Alternative Break Trips

Serve with a group of volunteers from your school for an alternative break trip.

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