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Life-Changing Adult Mission Trip - Home Repair in Appalachia
Appalachia Service Project
United States, Northern America
Customizable: Jan-Dec 2013
Lasts between Up to 2 weeks
Total : $135 - $325 (US)
Includes: Lodging and Meals
It doesn't matter if you can spare a week or a weekend -- Appalachia Service Project will give you the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the world. Not to mention in your life.Inquire About The Trip
What the Mission Trip Will Be Like
It doesn't matter if you can spare a week or a weekend -- Appalachia Service Project will give you the opportunity to make a lasting difference in the world. Not to mention in your life.
Whether you volunteer as an individual or with friends, a church group or a corporate group, we'll help you create an experience that's just right for you. Your group will stay in a climate-controlled ASP center with bunk beds and hearty meals. And since you'll arrive in spring, winter or fall (summers are reserved for high school youth groups), you'll be able to enjoy cooler temperatures and stunning scenery.
But this is no trip to the spa. You'll lay shingles, replace linoleum, build handicapped ramps. If you have construction experience, you'll be matched with jobs that suit your skills. Even if you have no building experience, our staff will show you the ropes -- helping you develop skills you didn't even know you had.
But ASP is more than a building program -- it's a relationship ministry. You will spend a lot of time interacting with the Appalachian family you are helping. And if you come with a group, you'll return home closer.
Whether you're in college, mid-career or retired, your ASP experience will enrich your life. You'll develop a true heart for Christian service. And come home energized and ready to give back to your church, your workplace, your community.
Because when you move to help those in need, God moves in you. And when you change the lives of others, they have a way of changing you.
Relation of Opportunity to National Church and/or Long-term Goals
Participant Information, Recommendations, Requirements
Adult and Seniors
Eligible to Go
Groups [max size 63]
If you have construction experience, you'll be matched with jobs that suit your skills. Even if you have no building experience, our staff will show you the ropes -- helping you develop skills you didn't even know you had.
Mission Trip Offered By Appalachia Service Project
Appalachia Service Project (ASP) provides one of the most rewarding structured service opportunities in the nation -- bringing thousands of volunteers from around the country to rural Central Appalachia to repair homes for low-income families. But ASP is more than just a building program. Yes, Appalachia's poorest families urgently need your help, but they can help change your life, too. Because when you change the lives of others, they have a way of changing you. So come to Appalachia to raise roofs. Fix floors. And build a whole new you!
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Mission Trip Details
- United States
- Northern America
- ASP works in Central Appalachia -- where Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia come together. You'll work in one of three locations: Jonesville, VA; Chavies, KY; or Guyan Valley, WV.
- Start date
- Customizable: Jan-Dec 2013
- Up to 2 weeks
Demographics of People Being Ministered To
- People Group(s)
- Funds needed
- Total : $135 - $325 (US)
- Included in Cost
- Lodging and Meals
- Application Fee............$95 per group
Your Volunteer Fees go toward room and board, meals, as well as building supplies and materials.
Training and Debriefing
- Pre-field Training
- Post-field Debrief
- We provide tons of resources to help you prepare for the trip, and to study Appalachian history and culture. We strongly encourage you to conduct fundraisers, prepare carefully, and do team building exercises prior to your trip. You’ll have an even better experience if you do.
During your trip, ASP will tailor your evening programming to your group's preferences. Our staff can lead an Evening Gathering to help you process your experience, with a focus on social justice issues, Appalachian history, worship and reflection, or even a night of Appalachian culture -- a local storyteller or bluegrass band. Or you may opt for free time to relax with other volunteers.
- How to apply
- Send an inquiry for details on the application process for this mission trip.