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We’re so excited you’re joining us in Appalachia!

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What is a typical mission trip with ASP like?

Volunteers work on a variety of different projects, including tasks such as strengthening foundations, patching leaks, fixing roofs, building walls, repairing stairs, digging flood channels, installing plumbing, and painting exteriors. No matter how much building experience you have, we will match your group’s skill level to an appropriate project.

Your project will be assigned 2-3 days in advance of your trip. However, most assignments involve you picking up where another team has stopped. This means factors such as weather may affect project planning and we ask for your flexibility!

Your center staff will review project details with your group contact person by phone a few days before your trip, along with your construction skill assessment (Construction Information Form), to ensure your group is properly matched to the project they have selected for each crew.

Arrival Day

Arrive at your center; register; meet other groups
Staff introductions; review center rules, expectations, schedule, community info, chore assignments, etc.
Construction meeting (safety review; overview of family files/project assignments)
Project Visits (One adult and one youth per work crew will visit the worksite, meet the family, and discuss the project with the staff)
Quiet time; settle in for a well-deserved sleep
Lights out; rest for a wonderful experience

Typical Work Day

Rise and shine, devotions, breakfast
Work day with noon lunch break at the work site
Crew check-in for project updates, supply requests, etc.
Center clean-up; Evening Gathering (a time of fellowship, reflection, sharing, singing, playing, sometimes with a guest speaker, local musician or artist, or other special event); free time
Quiet time; settle in for a well-deserved sleep
Lights Out

Departure Day

Final center clean up; packing; goodbyes

Be a part of ASP’s mission for more than just your time of service.

ASP works in Central Appalachia year-round. Outside of our service area, there’s always work to do spreading the word about our mission of eradicating substandard housing in Central Appalachia.

More Opportunities

Not finding what you’re looking for?

The person coordinating your trip may have more important information for you not found here.

If you can’t find what you need from them, please call our Johnson City, TN headquarters below.

Call the Volunteer Department at (800) 289-4254

Your work with ASP makes a difference in the lives of Appalachian families.