Appalachia Service Project (ASP) is a home repair ministry to needy families of Central Appalachia. Youth and adult participants grow spiritually, gain self confidence, and build and bridge communities. Real, honest work and relationship building are part of the experience.

Volunteers must prepare lunches and water coolers for the day, they spend several hours a day at their work site with their team, and then they have chores to do to maintain the center or help with dinner when they return from their work site. The hours spent at the site provide needed time for repairs, as well as necessary time to build relationships with their family and with each other.

Evenings are spent in fellowship and learning about the Appalachian culture. ASP can truly be a life-changing experience. Adult chaperons have not only been blown away by the experience of helping the families of Appalachia, but by the incredible dedication of the young people who participate.

    • ASP 2023 Trip – June 18 – 24, 2023.  Destination: TBD


  • ASP Fundraiser and Meeting Dates:
  • ASP Fall Chore Day – November 5, 2022 8AM – 12PM, Arrive at 7:30AM
  • ASP Spaghetti Dinner – March 10, 2023 6PM – 8PM, Arrive at 4:30
  • ASP Information Meeting –  in the Youth Wing
  • ASP Spring Chore Day – May, 2023 8AM – 12PM, Arrive at 7:30AM
  • ASP Orientation Day – TBD
  • Van Packing – June 17, 2023 – 10:30AM (Adult volunteers meet at 8AM to get the work van’s)

Views from Appalachia Service Project 2022(Slideshow)

“Because This is Where They Live” including words from the ASP Founder Rev. “Tex” Evans

COVID19 Announcement:

Walter Crouch, President and CEO, Appalachia Service Project


St. Paul’s ASP Support Team

Dear Friends of Appalachia Service Project,

We are excited to announce that St. Paul’s Youth is planning to resume our annual mission trip to serve families in Appalachia! We are doing so after a careful internal review of both Diocese and Parish recommendations, and specific Covid-19 protocols will be in place for all participants in order to maintain safety. We welcome all interested youth and adults to join us for an information meeting on Sunday in the Youth Wing  Please come talk with us about this transformational ministry – one that we have deeply missed during the pandemic. We are planning for fifteen youth and eight adult volunteers this summer – all St. Paul’s Youth who are rising 9th graders next fall and fourteen years old are eligible to join us.

We are incredibly grateful for all of the support that St. Paul’s has given us over the years.  We also humbly ask for your continuing support of our participation in this transformational ministry.

St. Paul’s ASP Support Team

If you are interested in going on the ASP 2023 Trip, contact Kevin Swann by filling out the ASP Inquiry Form

Contact: Kevin Swann:

Forms and Documentation Links:

Volunteer Statement and Registration Form Link:

Information on the Volunteer Statement and Registration Form is important and cannot be overlooked.  If I do not have this form, You cannot leave with us on Sunday, June 19rd. Tetanus shot = required.  FYI, these are kept in a binder with each van and ASP staff for Medical Emergencies.
I need 1 original (mark it please.  Sometimes it is hard to tell), 6 copies.  And 6 copies of the your Medical card (Staff will not need this).
Holes punched is a great way to help me get these in binders.
When volunteers sign the Volunteer Statement and Registration form along with the Covenant Sheet, they confirm their agreement to abide by the Expectations, Rules and Regulations of ASP.  We will terminate the participation of any individual or group that does not follow these guidelines.
Sensitivity, Safety, and Stewardship

Prior ASP Trips:

Here are photos of prior ASP trips:  ASP Photo Galleries

Miscellaneous articles and links:

Appalachia Service Project Day – March 17, 2019.  Listen to the Homily by Drew Bradley and Izzie Hirschy.  ASP Homily

For more information about the ASP organization, go to

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