College Service Project (CSP) Spring Breaks provides students with a meaningful way to put their passion and faith into action. Students will travel to an Appalachia Service Project Year Round center and spend a week performing construction projects with a family in need of critical home repair. ASP Year Round centers are located in Jonesville, VA; Chavies, KY; Brenton, WV; and additionally, we will be hosting students this coming spring in Rainelle, WV, as ASP leads flood recovery efforts.
Students that serve with CSP 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: $325* per person (additional $25 per extra night)
*Please contact us if this cost is prohibiting your ability to serve with ASP’s College Service Project
2017 Spring Break Dates
College Service Project (CSP) chapters are on-campus, student-led organizations that bring students together to volunteer with ASP and to complete home repair projects in their own community. Trips to ASP centers provide students with insight into the issues related to substandard housing along with hands-on experience to take back to their communities to support local housing efforts.
Nationally affiliated with Appalachia Service Project, CSP chapters will use ASP’s model for home repair to connect with community partners, recruit volunteers, and plan their own projects. CSP chapters provide students with the opportunity to grow as impactful leaders through experiences outside the classroom and to build relationships with ASP volunteers and other CSP chapters across the country.
Learn more about the CSP Chapter Program and how to get started here.