What we do
Christian Appalachian Project Volunteers serve in one of a number of programs that work in concert with one another to bring immediate assistance to people in need and strengthen struggling communities. We call the individuals and families we serve “participants” rather than clients–all who receive services from CAP are also full participants in the mission through program involvement, volunteering, or monetary payback for building materials or other services received. The people of Appalachia are not helpless and have many gifts to offer, but many are in need of the “hand up” our programs and volunteers provide.
Below are links to descriptions of our primary service opportunities. Though our first priority is to find volunteers who meet the needs of Christian Appalachian Project programs, other opportunities may be available for volunteers with unique skills or experience in administration or other areas beneficial to CAP. Contact us if you have a service interest that is not included in the programs below.
Typically, a volunteer will serve in one program for the duration of his or her volunteer term, though there may be opportunities to help out your housemates in other programs for special events and projects. In the event of a regional natural disaster, most volunteers are given the opportunity to assist on a Disaster Relief response team.
- Child and Family Development*
- Disaster Relief*
- Domestic Abuse Centers*
- Educational and Recreational Programming*
- Elderly Services*
- Family Advocacy*
- Food Pantry*
- Group Host
- Human Resources
- Summer Camps*
- Thrift Store
*Long-term CAP Volunteers in these programs and summer camp volunteers are eligible to serve as AmeriCorps Members.