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: Full time, join our Volunteer Corps. When disaster strikes: as part of the Disaster Relief Team providing immediate assistance to areas in Appalachia suffering from major catastrophes.

Community Volunteering: Overview

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 part-time or full-time opportunities. 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!


Community Volunteering: Disaster Relief

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: Skilled and Seasonal

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

Community Volunteering: Volunteer Corps

Members of the CAP Volunteer Corps serve between three weeks and one year, connecting participants with home repair, food security, and other vital services.

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.


Every Penny Counts

88.5% of donations go directly to families in need.