Thank you for your interest in serving with our Mission Groups
at WorkFest and/or YouthFest! Our crew volunteers, kitchen helpers, and other volunteers help to make our alternative spring break programs successful for our student volunteers and the families we serve.
WorkFest is Christian Appalachian Project's alternative spring break home repair program for college students. Each week, we welcome 40-80 students from colleges from around the country. These groups are typically sponsored by the social concerns/campus ministry/service-learning offices of Christian colleges or by campus ministries/religious organizations of public colleges and universities. Projects include roofing, siding, insulation, flooring, and other major home repair projects for low-income families.
YouthFest is CAP's alternative spring break program for high school students. These groups are sponsored by church youth groups or Christian high schools and typical projects are ramps and porches to make homes more accessible for the elderly and persons with disabilities.
Both YouthFest and WorkFest include spiritual and cultural programming as well as service. Each day includes student-led devotions, and each week includes performances by local musicians, sessions on Appalachian culture and/or issues, and a Thursday night Family Appreciation Dinner with homeowners.
Our individual volunteer application includes the form below, input from two references, and a criminal background check. Please contact us at 800-755-5322 if you have any questions or concerns. Please note that this application is for individual volunteers. If you are interested in bringing a group, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
. We look forward to receiving your application!