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Volunteer Program Announces 2016 – 2017 Admissions Timeline

Submitted by ckdcaudill on Thu, 07/07/2016 - 21:21


Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) welcomes long-term (one-year) volunteers in January, June, August, and October. Our preference is for volunteers to begin in August, but other entry dates are offered for individuals with alternative availability.

Applications for long-term service are accepted according to the timeline below, with on-site interviews conducted during designated interview periods. We encourage applicants to apply early enough so that, if selected to interview, they would have ample time to make travel arrangements to Kentucky. We strongly recommend the on-site interview as it will greatly aid in the discernment process to have the opportunity to share in dinner and devotion in a volunteer community, meet various program managers, and possibly spend some time serving in a program. If an on-site interview is not possible, interviews can be conducted by Skype (or in rare cases, by phone) at any time during the admissions process.

Admissions Timeline

Entry Date

Priority Application* Date

On-Site Interview Rounds

October 2, 2016

June 30, 2016

July 11 – July 29 2016

January 8, 2017

November 4, 2016

November 28 – December 9, 2016

June 4, 2017
August 13, 2017

Round 1: January 27, 2017

February 19 – March 3, 2017

Round 2: March 3, 2017

March 27 – April 7, 2017
May 8 – May 19, 2017

Round 3: May 26, 2017
(August entry only)

June 12 – June 23, 2017
July 17 – July 28, 2017

*Application should be complete, including application form, three references, and essay.

Application Process

Although late applications will be considered, interested candidates are strongly encouraged to submit their completed application (including application form, three references, and essay) on or before the priority application date in order to receive top consideration for interviews and potential service placement. Candidates will be notified no later than two weeks after the receipt of their completed application if they will be invited for an interview.

Interview Process

Option One (preferred): On-site interview

On-site interviews are one to three days long and consist of at least one dinner and devotion in a CAP Volunteer Community, an interview with the Admissions Coordinator, and interviews with two or three program managers. Whenever possible, applicants will spend part of their visit serving in a program or shadowing a current volunteer.

Option Two: Skype/Phone interviews

Applicants interview with Admissions Coordinator, then with two or three program managers. This interview option typically takes place over the course of one to three weeks. Skype interviews may take place at any time after we have reviewed your completed application.

Candidates will be notified within two weeks of their final interview whether or not they will be offered a placement with CAP.

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