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Paid East Tennessee Home Repair Service Year

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 Position  

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 and Disaster Recovery 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. 


Job Responsibilities  

Key responsibilities for all Fellows include:  

Manage construction projects and grant compliance 

Provide volunteer service 

Serve the community 

Ensure that a spiritual environment is fostered 

Actively contribute to the staff team and Fellows class 

Actively participate in the vocational discernment curriculum of the Fellowship program 

Participation in ASP meetings, events, and planning committees 

Other duties as delegated 

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General Responsibilities

  • Work with a small team of fellow staff to facilitate and perform home repair projects for low-income families residing in East Tennessee.
  • Contribute to general program functions, including onsite construction labor, volunteer management and hospitality, and grant compliance.
  • Uphold ASP’s philosophies of safety, sensitivity, and stewardship. Share and enforce these with volunteers.
  • Supervise, estimate, quality control, and order material for a wide variety of home repair projects.
  • Lead volunteers of all ages and experience levels on worksites, both teaching and enforcing high standards for quality of work. 
  • Plan and participate in initial home visits. Provide excellent service to all prospective and active clients.
  • Maintain company vehicles, tools, and facilities to a high standard.
  • Contribute to creating an enthusiastic, welcoming, and transformational experience for all volunteers that interact with the program.
  • Track program receipts and finances. Collect and log invoices and receipts from fellow staff on a daily basis, maintain an organized system for sorting said items into their appropriate project folders.
  • Communicate swiftly and effectively with the accounting department regarding receipt tracking systems, invoices due, etc.
  • Collect client and volunteer documentation as delegated. Diligently organize and upload said documentation to company databases in a timely manner. 
  • Diligently use company email, electronic calendar, and phone systems.
  • Position is based in Johnson City, TN, with moderate seasonal travel possible to support other teams functioning in VA, KY, or WV.


Candidate Description  

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 personal, professional, and spiritual goals. Fellows receive 5 vacation days in addition to holidays observed by the main office in Johnson City.