Community Volunteering

You can provide vital support to your neighbors as a Community Volunteer. What might that look like? Once a week: steaming clothes and packing backpacks with food for children. Once a month: packing commodities for seniors. Seasonally: cooking for Mission Groups, volunteering at camp, serving at the Christmas Store, and construction projects. One-Year: local living placements. When disaster strikes: as part of the Disaster Relief Team providing immediate assistance to areas in Appalachia suffering from major catastrophes.

Community Volunteer Opportunities

In order to decide the best fit for community volunteers we first ask how much time they plan on volunteering and if they are looking for a living allowance. Each of our programs in Rockcastle, McCreary, Jackson, Johnson, and Floyd, and Fayette Counties have different needs and this helps us connect your gifts to the program that will best utilize them. Please email us at and tell us about yourself so that we can get to know you and get you connected!


Disaster Relief Volunteers

When our Disaster Relief Program has been activated we are in need of people to help organize behind the scenes, distribute goods, make assessments, and muck out houses and buildings. The most important skill for these volunteers is flexibility and patience as each disaster response is unique and requires different approaches. Interested in joining us? Please email us at to get started!

Community Volunteering Testimonial

“It’s a blessing to serve the community; it’s my biggest pleasure. God wants you to have a mission, and I think this is a purpose, especially for the volunteers.”

—Virginia, Disaster Relief Volunteer

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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89% of donations go directly to families in need.