Forms and Applications

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Christian Appalachian Project. The service, enthusiasm, and love shared by our volunteers has a profound effect on the lives of the people we serve, and we continue to need the support of people like you.

Please note we cannot review your application until we have received all application materials, including references. You may either request an application be mailed to you, or apply online by following the steps below:

1) Complete the appropriate application form:

  • Standard application: For individuals applying for long-term and short-term volunteer opportunities.
  • WorkFest/YouthFest application: For individuals applying to serve 1-3 weeks as assistant crew leaders, kitchen helpers, or floaters for our alternative spring break programs in March and April.
  • Summer camp application: For individuals applying to serve at Camp AJ or Camp Shawnee in June and July.

2) Email the link to the online reference form to the individuals indicated on your application. If you have a reference who would prefer to complete a hard copy of the reference form, you may download and print or email the form.

3) Complete the essay section (long-term applicants only)

Promising long-term applicants will be invited to Kentucky for an experiential interview so that the applicant can spend a night or two in a volunteer community and see potential program placements. Although we highly recommend a personal interview, Skype interviews are an option for applicants unable to travel to Kentucky.

Please note that a national criminal and sex offender (and for some applicants, motor vehicle) background check is required for acceptance as a CAP volunteer. We will send you authorization forms for these checks after reviewing your application.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, or just to introduce yourself. Though we may not know your name yet, you can trust that you have been in our prayers and will continue to be throughout your discernment process.

Prayer Requests

Our faith calls us and sustains us— that's why Christian Appalachian Project gathers for chapel each day. If you or a loved one are in need of prayers, please let us know and we will lift up your request.


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