Thank you so much for your interest in Christian Appalachian Project!
 
Our mission is powered by volunteers, and the service, enthusiasm, and love shared by
people like you has a profound impact on the lives of the people we serve.
 
As you begin the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions,
or just to introduce yourself. Though we may not know your name yet, know that you have been
in our prayers and will continue to be throughout your discernment.
 
Please begin by selecting the application for your desired term of service.
If you prefer to be mailed a hard copy of the application, email us at volunteer@chrisapp.org.
 

Application Options

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Use the tool below to select how long you're available to serve and we'll show you descriptions of our different options. Once you find the term of service that best matches your availability, scroll up and select the corresponding application!

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Length of Service
 
Volunteer Corps/AmeriCorps: One-Year
 
One-Year Christian Appalachian Project AmeriCorps members serve for one year, full-time in one of our programs serving children and their families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Volunteer Corps members make an additional commitment to our volunteer program pillars of Service, Community, and Spirituality. Individuals may apply to be an AmeriCorps member, a Volunteer Corps member, or to serve as both concurrently.
 
Benefits may include:
- AmeriCorps Education Award     
- Student Loan Deferment/Forbearance     - Health Insurance
- Living Allowance                          - Room & Board                                          - Travel Assistance
- Access to Free Counseling          
 
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One-Year (11-12 months) Volunteer and/or AmeriCorps Member
 
Volunteer Corps/AmeriCorps: Short-Term
 
These individuals want an experience similar to that of our One-Year Volunteers and AmeriCorps members but are unable to give a one-year commitment. Short-Term AmeriCorps members serve full-time in one of our programs serving children and their families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Volunteer Corps members make an additional commitment to our program pillars of Service, Community, and Spirituality, living in intentional community with our One-Year Volunteers. Individuals may apply to be an AmeriCorps member, a Volunteer Corps member, or to serve as both concurrently. Volunteer Corps members commit to a minimum of three weeks, while AmeriCorps members commit to at least three months; both of whom can serve up to 10 months.
 
Benefits may include:
- AmeriCorps Education Award     
- Student Loan Deferment/Forbearance     - Travel Assistance
- Living Allowance                          - Room & Board                                          -  Access to Free Counseling
 
 
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Short-Term (3 weeks - 10 months) Volunteer and/or AmeriCorps Member
 
Summer Camp
 
Christian Appalachian Project offers two summer camp programs in Eastern Kentucky each June and July: Camp AJ and Camp Shawnee. Both provide a rewarding week of learning and fun to hundreds of Appalachian children each summer. The camps serve those who could otherwise not afford the opportunity to attend a summer camp.

Summer Camp activities include canoeing, fishing, arts and crafts, swimming, hiking, camping, and field games. While all the activities are fun for the children, they also provide the opportunity to learn important life skills such as leadership, safety, team building, self-esteem, and respect for others. The kids love the activities, but what they remember most about camp are the volunteers and AmeriCorps members who cared enough to spend their summer with them.

To make camp a succes, we need individuals in the following roles to serve at least three weeks: counselors, lifeguards, arts & crafts instructors, photographers, social media coordinators, and office and kitchen helpers. We also need medical personnel (RNs, LPNs, EMTs) who can serve a minimum of one week.

Benefits of this selection could include:
- AmeriCorps Education Award     
- Student Loan Deferment/Forbearance
- Living Allowance                          - Room & Board                             - Travel Assistance

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Summer Camp (1 - 8 weeks) Volunteer and/or AmeriCorps Member

 
Skilled and Seasonal
 
Skilled and Seasonal volunteers are an integral part of our volunteer program. Construction volunteers are used for tasks that need extra finesse or to lead our spring break groups, and cooks ensure that our mission groups and alternative spring break students have the sustenance they need to complete physically demanding worksite tasks. Volunteers needed especially in March and April, but opportunities may be available May - November.
 
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Skilled/Seasonal Construction or Kitchen (1 or more weeks) Volunteer
 
Community Volunteer
 
Many of our programs are supported by the ongoing service of those who live in proximity to our service areas. Community Volunteers have a flexible schedule or can serve on an as-needed basis based on program availaibility. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, steaming clothes for our Grateful Threadz Thrift Store, packing commodities for seniors, filling backpacks with food for children, and office tasks.
 
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Community (one-day or part-time opportunities for local residents) Volunteer
 
Service Trips
 
CAP hosts groups for one-week trips in March-November of each year. Groups come from churches, schools, families, businesses, etc. to serve alongside our full-time home repair crews and provide families in need with homes that are safe, warm, and dry. In March and April of each year, programming is dedicated specifically to alternative spring break for college (WorkFest) and high school (YouthFest) students.
 
Groups interested in joining CAP for a service trip do not need to complete individual applications; rather, you can start by contacting our Groups Coordinator directly at groups@chrisapp.org or 800.755.5322.
 
No application needed.
 
Disaster Relief
 
CAP responds to disasters in Kentucky and other Appalachian states. By signing up for our Disaster Relief email list, you'll be notified when we are forming a response tean. There is no obligation to signing up, and you can serve for whatever period of time fits your schedule.
 
You can sign up by sending an email to Disaster Relief Program.
 
No application needed.
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