CAP AmeriCorps

CAP AmeriCorps members make a sustained impact in Appalachian Kentucky by committing between three months and one year to a particular program. Individuals of all ages, faith traditions, and backgrounds are invited to join us in building hope, transforming lives, and sharing Christ’s love through service in Appalachia. As you invest in Appalachia, we'll invest in you through opportunities for personal, professional, and spiritual growth.

“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 Relief

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.

Family Advocacy

Connect individuals and families with needed resources such as utility assistance, school supplies, and clothing as an AmeriCorps member in CAP's Family Advocacy program. You’ll build relationships and help struggling families meet basic needs.

Youth Empowerment

Youth Empowerment: Our Youth Empowerment educators 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


Learn more about serving with CAP

Volunteer Benefits

Download the benefits sheet to learn about what we offer our volunteers and AmeriCorps members. 

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.

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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88.5% of donations go directly to families in need.