Skilled and Seasonal Volunteers

Skilled and Seasonal Volunteers are an integral part of our volunteer program. Construction workers are used for tasks that need extra finesse or to lead a worksite, nurses dispense vital medications to summer campers, and cooks ensure that our mission groups and alternative spring break students have the sustenance they need to complete physically demanding worksite tasks. If you have a heart to serve, and a week or more available, we’re interested in hearing from you. We hope you can join us!

Camp Nurse/PA/EMT

Camp Nurses make it possible for campers with medical needs to participate in our enriching summer camp programs. Nurses whose states are part of the Nurse Licensure Compact are eligible. Check here to see if your license allows you to practice in Kentucky. 

Skilled Construction

We need volunteers skilled in construction for our WorkFest and YouthFest alternative spring break programs in March and April. Volunteers help to lead students in minor and major home repair projects. Minimum one-week commitment.

Cooks and Kitchen

Cooks and kitchen helpers are needed to volunteer for a week or more March-October. Volunteers participate in our alternative spring break, Mission Groups, and Summer Camp programs providing home cooked meals to those serving on worksites. 

Nurse/PA Details

Skilled Summer Camp Nurses or Physicians Assistants should feel comfortable with the following skills:

  • Dispensing medicine
  • Basic first aid
  • Triage
  • Cheerful bedside manner
    • Nurses must be part of a nursing compact state. To check for qualification, please follow this link: Compact Nursing States List 2022 | Licensure Map (
    • Physician Assistant’s must follow the guidelines set up in the statues and regulations for Kentucky. They must have an agreement with a primary supervising physician along with one alternate physician under the primary.
      An application would have to be on file with the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure and tentatively approved or already approved on file. If the PA has an agreement already in place, they can discuss the event with the primary and get their approval by doing it along with the primary indicating this on their letterhead and submitting it to the board for the PA’s file. Even though it is a volunteer position, they must have legal coverage.

Home Repair Leader Details

Skilled Home Repair Site Leaders should feel comfortable with the following skills:

  • Worksite management
  • Training unskilled volunteers
  • Delivering instructions
  • Following instructions
  • Endurance
  • Quality control
  • Critical thinking
  • Organization
  • Safety protocols
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) use
  • Drywall installation
  • Demolition
  • Roofing
  • Power tool use
  • Painting
  • Framing
  • Window and door installation
  • Installing Trim work

Kitchen Crew Details

Skilled Kitchen Workers should feel comfortable with the following skills:

  • Following written recipes
  • Following instructions
  • Measuring ingredients
  • Knife Skills
  • Use of stoves, mixers, and standard kitchen equipment
  • Cleaning
  • Service

Summer Camp

A week at camp can make a difference for a child in need. Fun activities, supportive guidance, and friendship give boys and girls much-needed joy and confidence.

Service Trips

Make your mission trip right here in America. Your group can play a vital role in our home repair programs in the months of May through November.

Paid Service Opportunities

CAP Volunteers and AmeriCorps Members serve between three weeks and one year, connecting participants with home repair, food security, and other vital services.

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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