Current Long-term Needs
CAP Volunteers accepts long-term volunteers in January and in August/September of each year, and our available positions are detailed below. See our admissions timeline for application deadlines.
Positions available for August/September admissions. Currently accepting applications:
AmeriCorps Home Repair Crew Members: Volunteers assist the employee or volunteer crew leader in home repairs and new construction. Must be able to climb roofs and serve outside in all seasons. Although no previous construction experience is necessary, long-term volunteers will be expected to act as assistant crew leaders for groups of 3-10 people throughout the year. Volunteers needed for our Housing and Elderly Housing programs.
AmeriCorps Elderly Services Caseworker: CAP’s Elderly Services program volunteers provide services such as home visitation, transportation, social activities, prescription assistance, and various other services, which ease the effects of isolation and allow homebound seniors citizens to remain in their homes longer. Must be 21 or older with a good driving record.
AmeriCorps Camp Educator/Summer Camp Counselor: Educational and Recreational Programming volunteers are based out of Camp Shawnee and Camp Andrew Jackson. Volunteers will serve in schools during the academic year to implement presentations on topics such as bullying, consumerism, and environmental stewardship, as well as provide after-school tutoring to academically at-risk youth. Volunteers will also plan teen retreats at the camp and other events in the community, help camp staff maintain the facilities, and recruit campers in the schools and community. When summer camp is in session, volunteers will serve as camp counselors. Must be 21 or older with a good driving record.
AmeriCorps Food Pantry Caseworker: The Grateful Bread food pantry serves low-income families and the elderly in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Volunteers help to organize monthly government commodities distributions to the elderly and the walk-in food needs of local families. Volunteers also pick up food donations from local food banks and businesses.
AmeriCorps Youth Worker: Serves in CAP’s Eagle Child and Family Development and Community Center in the SPARK (Scholastic Preparation, Arts, & Recreation for Kids) after-school program for children and teens. The volunteer will also go into public schools to provide tutoring, and may assist in CAP’s preschool when needed. During the summer, this volunteer will work with center staff to develop field trips and other summer activities for children and teens. Must be 21 or older with a good driving record.
AmeriCorps Resident Support Specialist: Serves in one of CAP’s Domestic Abuse Centers for female domestic violence survivors and their children. Responsibilities include monitoring shelter activities and staffing the crisis line, conducting life skills classes, accompanying residents to court or social services offices, assisting staff in community awareness (speaking engagements, domestic violence awareness month activities), and providing activities, tutoring, and childcare for children living at the center. Requires night and weekend shifts.
AmeriCorps Child Care Worker: Serves at one of CAP’s Child and Family Development preschools for children ages 3-5. Responsibilities include teaching and supervising activities, meals, and play. May also work with parents through home visits and center activities.
AmeriCorps Group Host: Volunteers in CAP’s Groups program host church and college groups who serve in CAP’s home repair programs for a week. Hosts plan and prepare meals for groups, and may provide orientation to CAP. Must be 21 or older with a good driving record. This position is ideal for people who love to cook and meet new people.
Human Resources/Wellness Volunteer: Provides administrative support to CAP’s Human Resources Department and Wellness Program for CAP employees and volunteers. Responsibilities include planning and preparation of CAP Wellness activities, including the oversight and creation of specific Wellness functions (i.e., monthly Lunch and Learn programs, etc.), participating in the CAP Wellness Team and assisting the Wellness Chairperson with planning and preparing for Wellness Team meetings, creating and distributing a quarterly Wellness newsletter and other publications, conducting health and wellness trainings and presentations, and developing community contacts to help support Wellness Program initiatives. Based on skills and experience, this volunteer may also assist in special projects for Human Resources. Must be 21 or older with a good driving record.
In addition to an incredible, life-changing experience, long-term CAP Volunteers also receive room and board, a modest monthly stipend, health insurance, travel reimbursement, vacation time, and potential student loan deferment. AmeriCorps Members serving with CAP are also eligible to receive an education award of up to $5,550 for use toward student loans or tuition. The positions marked “AmeriCorps” above are AmeriCorps eligible, dependent on the availability of AmeriCorps Education Awards. CAP Volunteers who decline the AmeriCorps Education Award may also serve in these positions.