Volunteer with ASP while in College


Appalachia Service Project’s Alternative Breaks provide college students the opportunity to spend their time away from campus in an impactful and purposeful way with our Year-Round home repair programs throughout Central Appalachia for Fall and Spring Breaks that will truly make a difference.


Students will travel to Appalachia and spend a week performing construction projects with a family in need of critical home repair.  Service locations vary each year based upon need, so please click our registration link to see all available options.


Students that serve with ASP will do more than just construction; they will also connect with and learn about the Appalachian community they are serving in and will be part of a long-term effort to eradicate substandard housing in the region.


Students will arrive on Sunday afternoon or evening, and depart the following Saturday morning. Each weekday, students will go out to worksites in crews (ideally in 5-7 people in size, but we can be flexible), where they will be led through a home repair project by our trained staff and Helping Hands. Hot breakfast and dinner will be prepared each day by our local cooking staff, and materials for sack lunches will also be provided. After dinner, our staff will lead all students in an Evening Gathering, which is focused on pairing service with thoughtful reflection.


As a Christian ministry open to all people, ASP is committed to engaging in an ecumenical dialogue about issues of social justice, poverty alleviation, and addressing substandard housing. We seek to inspire college students to find a love of service by discovering where their gifts and talents intersect the existing needs in the world.  All backgrounds and points of view are welcome.


Cost: $350* per person (additional $25 per extra night)


Cost Includes:

  • Lodging
  • Hot breakfast & dinner
  • Packed lunches for worksites
  • Building materials
  • Staff oversight and guidance
  • Regional education
  • Social justice, service, and faith programming
  • Life-transforming experience!


*Please contact us if this cost is prohibiting your ability to serve with ASP’s Immersion Breaks


This trip has a little something for everyone, so sign up today!  You only have so many days to be a college student, don’t waste them, spend them doing meaningful service and impacting the world around you.

Choose ASP as your next Alternative Break Trip