Having Fun with Independent Service Projects (ISPs!)

31 Jul

As some of you may know, part of our 1700 required hours to graduate from AmeriCorps NCCC have to be set up and planned by the teams. Every team has one or two team members who are trained to look up and plan small (1 day) service projects for members of the team. For us, Kelsey and Eric do a lot of leg work setting up ISPs.

We’ve done a lot of ISP hours thus far, and we’ve done some pretty awesome stuff. So far we’ve had the opportunity to work with three fantastic organizations so far.

First, we ventured into Knoxville on our first day off to volunteer at the Fish Hospitality Pantry. We helped out in the food warehouse labeling cans, we helped bag and hand out fresh corn on the cob, and most of all we met some awesome people!

Afterwards, we explored Knoxville and had a great lunch and did some high quality team bonding!

Then, on a rainy monday with spent the day with the fantastic children at the Jefferson County Boys and Girls Club. After hours of hide and seek, carpet ball, and card games we felt nearly as tired as a day of chainsaw work!

And this past weekend, we headed over to the Jefferson County Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store to help clean, dust and build shelves.

We’ve absolutely loved our time in Jefferson City, living at the fabulous Carson Newman College dorms, but alas our time here is done. We are moving to Greeneville where we will be staying in a church community room and we will be much, much closer to our work. Even though we don’t all get our own rooms (what a luxury!) we will be able to sleep in!



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