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2020 Admissions Timeline: One-Year Volunteer & AmeriCorps Members

Submitted by bmattis on Wed, 08/14/2019 - 14:14

Christian Appalachian Project welcomes one-year volunteers and AmeriCorps members in January and August. 

Applications for long-term service are accepted according to the timeline below. Submit your completed application by the application date to receive first consideration when scheduling interviews and choosing your top service placement upon potential acceptance. On-site interviews are strongly encouraged and conducted during designated interview periods which will be discussed upon invitation to interview. Skype interviews can be scheduled anytime as an alternative to an in-person interview.

Admissions Timeline

Entry Options

Application Date

Interview Rounds

Arrival Date












December 6, 2019





On-site interviews scheduled in

November and December.






January 10th, 2020







Round # 1


January 17th, 2020


Round #2


March 20th, 2020


Round #3


May 15th, 2020




July 10th, 2020





On-site interviews scheduled in February, April, May, June and July.



Interviews scheduled in March will be Skype only.







July 12 – 25th, 2020




August 9th, 2020


*Completed Application: includes all application materials such as the application form, the personal essay, and three references.


Application Process

Although late applications will be considered, interested candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their completed application (including application form, three references, and essay) on or before the application date to receive top consideration for interviews and potential service placement. Candidates will be notified no later than two weeks after the receipt of their completed application if they will be invited for an interview. Interviews are available in one of two formats.

Option One (strongly encouraged): On-site interview

On-site interviews are 1-3 days long and consist of at least one dinner and devotion in a CAP Volunteer Community, interviews with the Admissions Coordinators (personal interview and the preliminary benefit/policy review), and interviews with 2-3 program managers. Whenever possible, applicants will spend part of their visit serving in a program or shadowing a current volunteer. Partial travel reimbursement available for those invited for an on-site interview.

Option Two: Skype interviews

Applicants interview with Admissions Coordinators (personal interview and the preliminary benefit/policy review), then with 2-3 program managers. This interview option typically takes place over the course of 1-3 weeks. Skype interviews may take place at any time after we have reviewed your completed application.

After their final interview, candidates will receive a feedback survey to complete. Once the survey has been submitted, the candidate will be notified within one week whether they will be offered a placement.

For your application to be reviewed all items must be received by the Admissions Coordinator. It is the applicant’s responsibility to follow up with the individuals providing references to make sure those forms have been submitted to CAP. If you have questions about the status of any component, you can call the Admissions Coordinator at 1-800-755-5322 at any point for an update. Again, your application cannot be reviewed or considered for an interview until the application form, three references and personal essay are received.