2020 Admissions Timeline: One-Year Volunteer & AmeriCorps Members

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

Applications for One-Year service are accepted according to the timeline below. Submit your completed application by any of the below application dates to receive first consideration when scheduling interviews. For Fall Admissions, apply by one of the earlier application dates for a greater choice of service placements.

We strongly encourage on-site interviews, which are conducted during the months designated below. Video interviews can be scheduled anytime.

Admissions Timeline

Entry Options

Application Date

Interview Rounds

Arrival Date












December 6, 2019





On-site interviews scheduled in

November and December.






January 10th, 2020







Application Deadline # 1


January 17th, 2020


Application Deadline #2


March 20th, 2020


Application Deadline #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. Travel reimbursement available for those invited for an on-site interview.

Option Two: Video 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.






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