Summer Staff 2019 – OPEN!

Want to make a difference? Up for a real challenge? Then you might have what it takes to join ASP’s summer staff.

Summer Staff Description

Summer staff members will work with a team of three or four other summer staff members, running the volunteer program at your location. Every week, they will welcome a new group of volunteers and make sure that they provide quality home repairs to Appalachian families. Summer staff members will help volunteers develop meaningful relationships with those families, while making sure the volunteers’ needs—from food, tools and materials to rest and encouragement—are being met. Every evening when the volunteers gather at your center tired and fulfilled, you will lead in spiritual programs that help them appreciate, learn and grow from their incredible experience.


The work is demanding. The pace is hectic. The conditions are far from luxurious. But, the rewards are truly life-changing. You will see the lives of Appalachian families changed and the hearts of volunteers transformed. Best of all, you will know that for one entire summer, you did all you could and gave everything you had to serve your fellow human beings and serve your God.



  • Must be 18 years old and at least one year removed from high school
  • Willing to obtain CPR and First Aid certifications
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The desire to serve volunteers, homeowners, your staff and God
  • Be able to work the entire summer May 2019-August 2019 (Center Directors start May 2019) Some exceptions can be made and should be indicated on the application.


The following are the key responsibilities that each staff member takes on during the summer:  Collective Responsibilities


In addition to the collective responsibilities, each staff member is assigned one of the following positions by the hiring team once hired as a summer staffer:


Summer staff members are hired with the understanding that anyone could perform any one of these specific position responsibilities successfully. Staff members are trained on their specific position separately.


Application Process:
Here is what you can expect while going through the application for summer staff:


1. Fill out the basic information form at the link listed below and upload a resume

  • You will need to list the contact information for 2 references
  • You will not be contacted until all of this information has been completed
  • Once you have finished this step, you will be sent a link to an online assessment. Please complete this as soon as possible.


2. Conduct an initial interview with a member of ASP’s hiring team


3. If extended an invitation, the final step is to attend a Staff Applicant Workshop (SAW). SAWs are day-long events held primarily on Saturdays (with a few on Sundays) between October and March where applicants meet each other, meet the hiring team, and participate in activities designed to simulate the experiences of summer staffers. There is no formal deadline to apply for the summer program, however applicants must register for a SAW event at least 2 weeks prior to SAW date. The SAW locations for our 2019 hiring season are below:


  • October 6, 2018: Chicago, IL 
    • Event CLOSED
  • October 20, 2018: Bowie, MD (Washington, D.C. Area)
    • Event CLOSED
  • November 10, 2018: Roanoke, VA
    • Event CLOSED 
  • December 1, 2018: Cincinnati, OH
    • Registration closes November 16
  • January 12, 2019: Johnson City, TN
    • Registration closes December 28
  • January 19, 2019: Raleigh, NC
    • Registration closes January 4
  • February 2, 2019: Tolland, CT
    • Registration closes January 18
  • February 9, 2019: Chicago, IL
    • Registration closes January 25
  • February 23, 2019: Philadelphia, PA
    • Registration closes February 8

*Dates and locations subject to change pending number of applicants registered. Applicants will be notified of a change if one is made. There is no formal deadline to apply for the summer program, however applicants must register for a SAW event at least 2 weeks prior to SAW date.


Staff Liaison – OPEN!

Summer Staff Liaisons cooking at picnic

Staff Liaison Description

Liaisons are members of our summer support staff. Summer support staff members are hired to do just that: support our traditional summer staff out in the field. This is a temporary position beginning May 20, 2019 and concluding in early August 2018.


  • Staff Liaison – The staff liaison role is traditionally filled by someone with previous ASP experience but exceptions may be made for those who possess applicable skills for the role. This position travels within their designated area (2-3 counties per week) to assist with tasks for the staff. The position requires a high level of flexibility and initiative since no day will look the same and liaisons will be asked to do a variety of things on a daily basis.


To apply for the Staff Liaison position, email a cover letter and resume to gro.e1550533989moHPS1550533989A@gni1550533989riH1550533989.


Material Handler- OPEN!


Material Handler Description

ASP is hiring three (3) Material Handlers. The Material Handler position is part of the summer Ministries Department. Material Handlers are responsible for maintaining and tracking all bulk supplies throughout the summer in assigned hubs and warehouses under the direction of the Delivery Manager.

This position is located in one of three hubs within the ASP service region (southwest West Virginia, southeast Kentucky and Johnson City, TN. Extensive travel and irregular hours (including weekends and overnights) will be required. A vehicle is provided for all work-related travel. Housing at one of our summer facilities will also be provided. This is a temporary position beginning May 2019 and concluding in early August 2019.


General Responsibilities

Set Up Week:

  • Assist during set-up week to receive and deliver supplies to warehouses and hubs

Warehouse/Hub Management

  • Assist in JC warehouse throughout the summer as needed
  • Stock field hubs from JC as needed
  • Complete inventory of all hub materials every Sunday
  • Track and fill all center staff orders
  • Coordinate material pick-up timing with center staff

Material Delivery:

  • Help load center orders into staff vehicles
  • Deliver materials to outlier centers from each hub throughout the summer
  • Deliver materials to other centers, as available
  • Vehicles must be loaded correctly, adhering to weight limits as determined and reviewed by the Fleet Systems Technician

Close Out: 

  • Deliver all leftover supplies back to the warehouse during close-out
  • Clean and close-out storage hubs to close rental
  • Assist Delivery Manager in returning all unused, unopened materials to vendors
  • Assist Delivery Manager in end of summer accounting of all materials


  • Communicate with Delivery Manager weekly
  • Maintain accounting documentation for credit card, material orders, etc.
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Responsible work habits as outlined in ASP’s Interpersonal Standards Agreement (provided upon request)
  • Valid driver’s license and driving record that is acceptable to ASP’s insurer
  • Flexibility to work unusual hours
  • Highly motivated, self-starter, problem-solver
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs or more on a regular basis


  • A minimum of one year of experience on ASP summer staff



To apply for the Material Handler position, email a cover letter and resume to gro.e1550533989moHPS1550533989A@gni1550533989riH1550533989.

Chaplain – OPEN


Chaplain Description

Chaplains are a member of our summer support staff. They are hired to do just that: support our traditional summer staff out in the field. This is a temporary position beginning May 20, 2019 and concluding in early August 2019.


Chaplains are individuals who are currently in or have recently graduated from Seminary or Divinity School. ASP does not require, as a condition of employment, membership in or profession of a specific denominational theology. ASP goes to our brothers and sisters in a spirit of Christian love and service and accepts them right where they are, just the way they are in an effort to make their homes warmer, safer, and drier. ASP expects each employee to be an example of this standard of Christian service.


The Chaplain travels within the five-state region of West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Kentucky in which ASP hosts their summer youth volunteer program. Chaplains are responsible to the Director of Spiritual Programs. Chaplains provide spiritual consultation and support to summer staff and partners in service, programming assistance, and input on faith-related training sessions.  Chaplains also complete miscellaneous administrative duties related to ASP’s spiritual components in coordination with the Ministries Department, summer center staffs, and the Director of Spiritual Programs.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Be a compassionate listener and spiritual leader for summer staff members, summer volunteers, and families that ASP serves.
  • Consult members of the Ministries Department on faith-related training, and create and conduct some of these training sessions for summer staff.
  • Meet with ASP partners—volunteers, families ASP serves, etc., who have requested a meeting with a Chaplain.
  • Be available to ASP staff and partners to discuss spiritual issues. This may include coordinating regular phone or email discussions with larger groups of staffers regarding spiritual issues.
  • Refer any staff member or volunteer who requires professional help to the Director of Spiritual Programs and the ASP on-call counselors.
  • Visit multiple summer centers throughout the week and lead devotions for the staff and (when possible) for the volunteers
  • Initiate weekly contact with the Director of Spiritual Programming.
  • Submit a post-summer evaluation on the Chaplain position, including data or suggestions for how to improve the spiritual aspects of the summer program.
  • Adhere to all policies and procedures of ASP as listed in the employee manual, policy statements, and other documents.




  • Desire to work in a Christian environment.
  • Responsible work habits including:
    • Reporting to work on time and working a full schedule
    • Cooperating with fellow employees
    • Safe, efficient operation of equipment
    • Conservation of equipment, materials, and supplies
  • Valid driver’s license and driving record that is acceptable to ASP’s insurer.
  • Strong desire to work with others regarding matters of their personal Christian faith, especially as they relate to ASP’s mission.
  • Flexibility with work hours and days.
  • Willingness to adhere to ASP’s alcohol policy for employees.
  • Clear background check.


  • Experience working with volunteers.
  • Experience leading and working directly with high school and college aged students.
  • Either graduated or currently attending Seminary or Divinity School.


To Apply:

Please refer to the link provided here to fill out an application: CHAPLAIN APPLICATION
This application should include your current and former pastoral experience, as well as 2 references.

Once that step is complete, send a resume to Director of Spiritual Programs Neal Bowes at Neal.Bowes@

Summer Program Manager- OPEN


Summer Program Manager Description

ASP is hiring four Summer Program Managers (SPM) for the 2019 summer program. SPMs are responsible for supervising the summer program within an identified geographic area. This includes managing 3-4 summer staffs, providing written and verbal feedback to staff members, maintaining digital documentation of program performance, and assisting with the planning and implementation of Center Director Training, Center Staff Training, and Wrap-Up. The SPM role is a temporary position, based out of Johnson City, Tennessee, requiring extensive travel and irregular hours. To apply, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to gro.e1550533989mohps1550533989a@gni1550533989rih1550533989. The deadline to apply is January 1st, 2019 and applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.


Summer PM job description




Staff Training/Wrap-up:

  • Assist with the planning and implementation of Center Director Training, Staff Training, and Wrap-up                                                   


Staff Supervision:

  • Visit assigned summer centers bi-weekly (plus additional visits as necessary)
  • Provide written and verbal feedback to each staff at the end of each center visit
  • Provide “small dose feedback” twice and thorough written evaluations at the end of the summer for each Center Director
  • Check-in with community and facility contacts at least twice in each county, reporting any substantial or immediate concerns to the county set up team
  • Ensure all counties end the summer with a balanced budget



  • Maintain thorough electronic documentation for each county
  • Communicate relevant updates to Ministries Department at least weekly
  • Adhere to overall departmental budget guidelines




  • A minimum of two years of experience on ASP summer staff; One year as a Center Director is highly preferable
  • Responsible work habits as outlined in ASP’s Interpersonal Standards Agreement (provided upon request)
  • Valid driver’s license and driving record that is acceptable to ASP’s insurer
  • Flexibility to work unusual hours
  • Highly motivated, self-starter, creative, problem-solver


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ability to play guitar


Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary
  • Use of an ASP vehicle for official purposes only
  • Room and board during staff training and county visits
  • Holidays: 2 paid holidays (Memorial Day and Independence Day, which may need to be taken later as adjusted holidays)



To apply for this position, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to gro.e1550533989mohps1550533989a@gni1550533989rih1550533989 with the subject line: Summer PM Position.