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

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.

Skilled and Seasonal

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

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.

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.

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.

Volunteer Benefits

The benefits offered to volunteers vary by volunteer type and length of service. We've created a worksheet that you can download that explains what benefits are available. You can also download the admissions timeline so that you can see when we cut off applications. If you still have questions, please email us at volunteer@chrisapp.org or call 1-800-755-5322 to speak to a member of the volunteer program. We look forward to hearing from you!

Frequently Asked Questions

There are lots of questions that volunteers have before committing to a year of service and we expect them! Head on over to our FAQ to get answers to those questions!

Detailed Descriptions

Learn more about individual placements and fill out a profile to learn more about what is available as a CAP volunteer.

Contact The Volunteer Program!

Have questions? We'd love to chat with you about the many ways to serve here at CAP.

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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