In January, the Volunteer Program welcomed five new AmeriCorps members and long-term volunteers who are joining us in our mission to build hope, transform lives, and share Christ’s love through service in Appalachia. They are embarking upon a year of full-time service within CAP’s programs, and they make an additional commitment to building intentional relationships with their volunteer community and taking time for personal reflection.
Hometown: Litchfield, Ohio
What were you doing before coming to CAP? Working as an accountant
Service Placement: AmeriCorps Home Repair Crew Member, Johnson Volunteer Community
If you chose CAP over other volunteer programs, what made CAP stand out? “I had served with CAP before and had fantastic experiences each time. The organization is small enough to feel personal, yet large and established enough to have the resources available for us to provide great service.”
Hometown: Clackamas, Oregon
What were you doing before you came to CAP? Retired from nursing
Service Placement: AmeriCorps Family Advocacy Caseworker
Fun fact: Not all CAP Volunteers choose to live in our intentional communities. Though Shirley connects regularly with the Johnson Volunteer Community, she found her own apartment in the area.
What were you doing before coming to CAP? Volunteering in Texas
Service Placement: AmeriCorps Home Repair Crew Member, Rockcastle Volunteer Community
What are you hoping to learn from your time of service? "I am hoping to cultivate a deeper understanding of life, learn new skills and talents, and take them with me to continue serving."
Tim and Peggy Ridenour
Hometown: Manquin, Virginia
What were you doing before you came to CAP? Working for a petroleum equipment company (Tim) and in an adult day center (Peggy)
Service Placement: AmeriCorps Home Repair Crew Member (Tim) and AmeriCorps Home Repair Crew Member and Caseworker (Peggy), Jackson Volunteer Community
Fun fact: Tim and Peggy both volunteered for CAP through a church mission trip before deciding to commit to a year of service together.
Want to join Christine, Shirley, Joshua, Tim, and Peggy? Check out our admissions timeline for our next application deadline.