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What is The Appalachia Volunteers Program?
The Appalachia Volunteers Program is committed to working with the poverty stricken populace of the United States. Our Mission is to learn about the structural and social realities in the United States that leave some people impoverished and marginalized while discussing the injustices that create entrenched poverty. The Appalachia Volunteers Program considers a theological and faith perspective on social justice and pairs this by participating in local service opportunities throughout the year. Read more about our Mission Statement here.
This yearlong process culminates in an annual spring retreat trip to struggling regions of the United States. With these goals and our work, the Appalachia Program seeks to build a better future by entering into solidarity with the impoverished of Boston and beyond.
Want to learn more about the history of the Appalachia Volunteers Program at Boston College? Click on this link to learn more!
The Appalachia Council is a group of selected individuals committed and passionate about the mission statement and values of the program. As a group, Appalachia Council works to ensure that this yearlong program runs as smoothly as possible so as to best facilitate a meaningful experience for all of our participants. Responsibilities include planning Sunday night meetings, organizing days of service, gathering raffle prizes, managing the point drive, selecting sites, choosing trip leaders, among other necessary responsibilities that drive the program. Anyone who has been on an Appalachia trip and can commit to the requirements outlined above is eligible to be on Council. No prior trip leading experience required, but all members of Council, in addition to their Council commitments, are responsible for leading a spring trip and general trip leader commitments.
The Appalachia Mentoring Program (APPA-AMP) is available to all 2013 Appalachia Volunteers! This program pairs you with a faculty or staff mentor on campus so that you can begin to talk about and deepen your Appalachia experience. You will be invited to meet with your mentor two times.
If you are interested in signing up for this opportunity please click here and fill out the application.