Volunteering is a meaningful way to offer direct services to people in need while growing spiritually. We invite individuals from the mountains and from across the country to join our mission. 

If you have a heart to serve, there are opportunities for people of all skill sets to volunteer for short-term and one-year programs. Our volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds to share Christ's love through service. If you believe you can make a difference in the lives of others, we’d love to hear from you. You’ll join the tens of thousands of volunteers who are committed to serving and building relationships with the people of Appalachia.

Volunteering to Assist the People of Appalachia

CAP Volunteer Corps

Our Volunteer Corps, who serve from three weeks to one year, connect participants with education, food, housing repairs, and other vital services

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.

Skilled and Seasonal

Use your construction skills, culinary expertise, or nursing degree to support our alternative spring break, mission group, or summer camp programs.

Community Volunteers

You can support your neighbors right where you live as a Community Volunteer or be part of relief efforts when disaster strikes as a part of our Disaster Relief response team.

Spring Break

Connect your school to our college and high school alternative spring break program. You'll spend your spring or fall break rebuilding hope while making lifelong friends.

Summer Camp

Counselors, nurses, and cooks are needed to be summertime superheroes to children in need. You can make a lifelong impact on young lives by volunteering.

Volunteer FAQ

Have questions? We’ve got answers! Head over to our frequently asked questions section for more information about volunteering.

Volunteer Alumni

Have you volunteered with CAP and want to stay connected? We invite you to join the 2,000+ former Christian Appalachian Project volunteers who make up our Volunteer Alumni network.

Stay connected

Stay involved

  • Inspire other potential volunteers by sharing your story on social media. Tag us when you do!
  • Volunteer to be a CAP ambassador. We will send you materials to help you talk about CAP with your group, church, or business.
  • Join our volunteer recruiters at regional events or invite them to speak.
  • Serve as a spiritual partner for a current volunteer.
  • Help with our volunteer retreats

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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88% of donations go directly to families in need.