Service Week Pre-Trip Resources

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Pre-Trip Resources for all Volunteers

Our Mission: Bethlehem Farm is a Catholic community in Appalachia that transforms lives through service in the local community and the teaching of sustainable practices. We invite volunteers to join us in living the Gospel cornerstones of service, prayer, simplicity and community.

Some helpful logistical information:

Group Leader Checklist
Week at a Glance
Packing List
Directions
Nearby Airport List
Renting vans on the way to BF

Pre-Trip Meeting Formats for Groups

High School Group Suggested Pre-Trip Meetings

College Group Suggested Pre-Trip Meetings

If you are having problems with any of these links, please email volunteer@bethlehemfarm.net
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Arriving to the area early?

First, please avoid the trap of thinking you will be early, planning an extra activity that takes too long, and then getting here late. Remember that it takes time to rent vehicles (if you are doing so), takes longer for stops with a large group, takes time to eat dinner before your arrival, and that the roads from the interstate to the Farm are slower than Google Maps thinks. It is difficult enough to host 30+ people for a week without starting the week with a late night, so please do all you can to arrive between 6:30 and 7pm. You also have a much better chance of getting your indoor tour during daylight when arriving on time.
 
That being said, groups who have arrived in the area early have found some of these options interesting: