“Short-term volunteers have a unique perspective within CAP because we know we have to use our time here wisely to learn and experience as much as we can in a short period of time.”–short-term CAP Volunteer
Christian Appalachian Project relies on the dedication of short-term volunteers to fulfill our mission in Eastern Kentucky. Short-term volunteers make a commitment of at least three weeks. At times they provide an extra pair of hands, but in many instances they serve in mission-critical functions. Short-term volunteering is for those who want the long-term volunteer experience but who are not in a position to serve for a full year. Short-term opportunities are typically available October-December and February-August. Our greatest needs are in the summer and for our alternative spring break programs in March and April.
In addition to our full-time short-term volunteer opportunities, we also have a need for occasional volunteers in our Disaster Relief program. If you live near one of CAP’s offices in Kentucky and have a few hours to give each week or month, we encourage you to explore our Community Volunteer program.
Benefits of Short-term Volunteering
- Immersion into the communities you serve
- The opportunity to live in a CAP volunteer community with other short-term and long-term volunteers.
- Room and board provided at no cost to the volunteer.
- Minimum age of 18 years old
- Commitment to Service, Community, and Spirituality and/or personal reflection
- Willing to serve for a minimum of 3 weeks (with a few exceptions)
- Completed volunteer application, including three personal references and a criminal records check
Though their time commitment may be shorter, short-term volunteers are just as committed to CAP’s mission and are given similar responsibilities. Like our long-term volunteers, short-term volunteers must complete a thorough application process. Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about short-term volunteering.
Pillars of CAP Volunteer Life
Volunteers at CAP make a commitment to Service, Community, and Spirituality. Follow the links below to learn how each value contributes to the volunteer experience.