–Father Ralph Beiting (1924-2012), Founder of Christian Appalachian Project
Christian Appalachian Project Volunteers serve in a variety of programs serving the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the people of Appalachia. CAP Volunteers does not place volunteers in various nonprofit agencies–all CAP Volunteers serve in a Christian Appalachian Project program. Though you may be repairing houses while your housemate is teaching, you are all serving the same mission. Typically, a volunteer will serve in one program for the duration of his or her volunteer time, though volunteers may also have an opportunity to serve in Disaster Relief or other programs for special events. When you join CAP, you’re not simply joining a particular program, you’re joining a mission, and each of the programs below work in concert with one another to create a stronger Appalachia.
- Child and Family Development*
- Disaster Relief*
- Domestic Abuse Centers*
- Educational and Recreational Programming*
- Elderly Services*
- Family Advocacy*
- Food Pantry*
- Group Hosts
- Human Resources
- Thrift Store
*Long-term CAP Volunteers in these programs and summer camp volunteers are eligible to serve as AmeriCorps Members.