Christian Appalachian Project

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CAP's mission is building hope, transforming lives, and sharing Christ's love through service in Appalachia.

Guiding Principles: 

I. To promote the dignity and self-worth of individuals by promoting self-help.II. To practice and encourage good stewardship of and accountability for all of the resources entrusted to us.

II. To practice and encourage good stewardship of and accountability for all of the resources entrusted to us.

III. To foster individual growth among staff, volunteers, donors and program participants.

IV. To live out and promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ through all of our actions.

V. To foster open, honest and effective communication both inside and outside the organization.

VI. To involve the Appalachian people at all social and economic levels in developing solutions to poverty.

Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) offers summer camp (3-7 weeks), short-term (3 weeks - 10 months), and long-term (one year) volunteers opportunities in Appalachian Kentucky. Volunteers make a commitment to Service, Community, and Spirituality, serving full-time in CAP programs, living in intentional community, and reflecting together as a community four nights a week.

Education, Home Repair, Youth Development, Elderly Services, Disaster Relief, Administration, Poverty and Hunger Relief.

Volunteers serve in the Appalachian region of Eastern Kentucky. Our volunteers live and serve in rural communities, surrounded by the Appalachian mountains.

Volunteers receive room and board in one of five volunteer communities with private bedrooms (when possible, some volunteers will share) and shared kitchen, laundry, bathroom, and living area.

Three weeks to one year, depending on the program. Short-term (3 weeks - 10 months) volunteers accepted throughout the year; Long-term (one year) volunteers accepted in January and August.

Program Requirements

Accommodations for Special Needs
  • 18 and older
  • Good health
    • Driver's license and good driving record for most positions
Organization Type:
Non-Profit