Admissions Process (Long-Term Volunteers)


We are currently accepting and reviewing long-term volunteer applications. Begin your application today or contact us to learn more!

Christian Appalachian Project welcomes long-term (one year) volunteers in January, August, and October. Our preference is for volunteers to begin in August, but other entry dates are offered for individuals with alternative availability.

Applications for long-term service are accepted throughout the year and reviewed as they are received, with on-site interviews conducted during designated interview periods. For more information on application, interview and entry dates for the coming year please visit our current Admissions Timeline. We strongly recommend the on-site interview as it includes an overnight stay in a volunteer community, meetings with various program managers, and possibly some time serving in a program, all of which will greatly aid in the discernment process. If an on-site interview is not possible, interviews can be conducted by Skype (or in rare cases, by phone) at any time during the admissions process.

Interview Process

Option One (preferred): 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, an interview with the Admissions Coordinator, 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.

Option Two: Skype interviews

Applicants interview with Admissions Coordinator, 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 at any time after we have reviewed your completed application, and you may submit your application at any time.

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