Paid Service Opportunities

CAP AmeriCorps Members make a sustained impact in Appalachian Kentucky by committing between three weeks and one year to our program pillars of Service, Community, and Spirituality. Volunteers of all ages, faith traditions, and backgrounds are needed to build hope, transform lives, and share Christ’s love through service in Appalachia.

“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.

Hunger

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. You’ll build relationships and help struggling families meet 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 may include cooking, cleaning, conducting orientation, and facilitating and developing evening programming. 

Thrift Store

Thrift Store Associates bring dignity to those in need of affordable clothing and goods. They sort donations, steam clothing, help keep the store clean and organized, and check customers out at the cash register while providing superior customer service.

More Information

Questions?

There are lots of questions that volunteers have before committing to a year of service and we expect them!

Volunteer Benefits

Click the button to download the benefits worksheet to learn about what benefits are available to volunteers. 

Volunteer Videos

What is it like to volunteer for a year of service with Christian Appalachian Project? Hear from CAP volunteers in their own words!

Contact Us!

Have questions? The volunteer program would love to chat with you about the many ways to serve here at CAP.

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