Christian Appalachian Project is pleased that you are considering volunteering with us, and we thank you for your interest. The service, enthusiasm, and love shared by our volunteers has a profound effect on the lives of the people we serve, and we continue to need the support of people like you.
International applicants: please refer to our guidelines for international applicants before beginning the application process.
Long-term applicants: Please review our admissions timeline for important dates.
Our application is thorough, but well worth the effort. Volunteering in an unfamiliar place is a big leap of faith, and the application questions serve to help you think about issues like living in community and in an environment that may be very different from where you’re from. Think of the application as part of your discernment process, not the end of it.
You have three options when applying to be a CAP Volunteer:
1) Apply Online: Most application materials may be submitted by web and email. The application must be completed in one session, so choose this option only if you have a stable internet connection and a block of time to devote to completing the application.
2) Download: For those who would like to work on the application a little at a time, download our form-enabled PDF of the application and email to us (not recommended for Apple users).
3) Request: If you would rather put pen to paper, complete our contact form and we will mail an application packet to your postal address.
Please note that for all applicants, the application includes not just the application form, but also background checks and three personal references. You are responsible for distributing reference forms to individuals who can recommend you. Applicants for long-term service must also complete a short essay. We cannot review your application until we have received all application materials, including references.
Promising long-term applicants will be invited to Kentucky for a personal interview so that the applicant can spend a night or two in a volunteer community and see potential program placements. Although we highly recommend a personal interview, a Skype interview is an option for applicants unable to travel to Kentucky.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, or just to introduce yourself. Though we may not know your name yet, you can trust that you have been in our prayers and will continue to be throughout your discernment process.
Christian Appalachian Project does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender identity or expression, age, ability, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. On your application, please refrain from submitting any information related to marital status, religious affiliation, or health. If you have already submitted this information, please note that Christian Appalachian Project does not consider this information in the admissions process.