About the Organization
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. Appalachia Service Project is a Christian ministry, open to all people, that inspires hope and service through volunteer home repair and replacement in Central Appalachia.
ASP is an equal opportunity employer. No one will be denied employment on the grounds of age, sex, race, national origin, or differing physical or mental ability. Employment decisions will be based solely on qualifications for and ability to perform the duties of the position for which employment is sought.
About the Program
The Fellowship Program is structured in a way that focuses on personal, professional, and vocational development while serving families and volunteers in Appalachia. Fellows live in an intentional community and serve side-by-side in the mission of eradicating substandard housing. The impact they make goes far beyond their own efforts as they work within our home repair and/or new build teams to transform the lives of volunteers, homeowners, communities, and more. All year long Fellows are surrounded by the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains, the stillness of small communities, and a supportive environment that allows them to really listen to God’s call.
Key responsibilities for all fellows include:
· Manage construction projects
· Provide volunteer service
· Serve the community
· Ensure that a spiritual environment is fostered
· Actively contribute to the staff team
· Actively participate in the vocational discernment aspect of the Fellowship program
To access the full list and additional details of the position responsibilities click here
The ideal candidate is someone with a passion for service and a dedication to personal growth.
· Must be 18 years old and at least one year removed from high school
· Willing to obtain CPR and First Aid certifications
· Strong desire to live and work in an ecumenical Christian environment
· Demonstrate respect, empathy, specificity, and genuineness
· Desire to live simply as part of an intentional community
· Must have a satisfactory background check and driving record
· Excellent communication skills
· The desire to participate in a vocational discernment program and support others as they discern their call
· To keep an open mind toward others
· Be committed to serving the entire term of the program. Typically, the program begins in May and ends the following May
Fellows will receive a bi-weekly stipend, housing, and access to an ASP vehicle for work use. Fellows also receive a separate amount for R&B to cover incidentals while travelling to assist with those additional expenses. Compensation is intentionally set at a similar level to many of the families that Fellows will serve. It is enough to live on, but also a challenge to live simply. Additionally, ASP will provide you with a private bedroom and shared living space that includes all utilities, WiFi, and cable. We offer training in a Fellow’s specialization and personal mentoring to help them reach both work and personal goals. Fellows receive 5 vacation days in addition to holidays observed by the main office in Johnson City.