Volunteer Corps

Volunteers of all ages, faith traditions, and backgrounds are needed to build hope, transform lives, and share Christ’s love through service in Appalachia. If you've got three weeks to a year, you can make a real difference!

“Our volunteers come, not because they feel they are better than those they help, but because they realize that we are all brothers and sisters.” Rev. Beiting, founder of Christian Appalachian Project

Program Placements

Early Education

Teach in our Child and Family Development Center and help preschoolers with cognitive, social, physical, and emotional development. You’ll help children learn the skills needed to be ready for Kindergarten and future academic success.



Home Repair

Substandard housing is the most visible sign of poverty in Appalachia. As a Home Repair Crew Member, you’ll assist the crew leader in home repairs and new construction and help to lead the many mission groups who serve with us throughout the year.


Food Pantry

Help fight food insecurity by providing food assistance to low-income families and community members. You’ll assist pantry recipients, pack backpacks for local school children, and distribute commodity boxes to the elderly.


Elderly Services

Help Appalachian seniors access critical transportation, services, nutrition, and medical care. You’ll give hope to seniors living in social isolation through personal companionship, seasonal group activities, and general everyday support.


Poverty Relief

Connect individuals and families with needed resources such as utility assistance, school supplies, and clothing as a Family Advocacy caseworker, or as an associate in our thrift store. You’ll build relationships and help struggling families meet their most basic needs.


In-Home Respite

Provide in-home care for individuals with disabilities and much-needed respite for their primary caregivers. You may assist with bathing, feeding, and implementing activities that encourage recreation, socialization, and independence.


Youth Empowerment

Our Youth Empowerment members provide a wide range of services for youth and teens, include classroom assistance, tutoring, afterschool activities, and leadership development. During the summer, you’ll help lead residential or day camp programming.


Group Hospitality

Groups Facilitators increase volunteer capacity by helping to host one-week volunteer groups that serve in our home repair programs. Responsibilities include cooking, cleaning, conducting orientation, and facilitating and developing evening programming. 


More Information

Frequently Asked Questions

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Detailed Descriptions

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Volunteer Videos

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“I love the heart of Christian Appalachian Project! They care about and care for the practical needs and challenges those in their community face. When you do that, it builds trust and relationships that last. So grateful for how they love the beautiful people of Appalachia!”

—Annie F. Downs

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% of donations go directly to families in need.