Volunteering to Assist the People of Appalachia

Are you driven to serve the people of Appalachia who live in dire poverty? Volunteering is a meaningful way to build relationships, offer hands-on help, and fulfill your personal spiritual journey.

If you have a heart to serve, there are opportunities for people of all skill sets to volunteer for short-term and service year programs. You might be a compassionate self-starter or a dedicated introvert, but if you believe you can make a difference in the lives of others, we’d love to hear from you. You’ll join the tens of thousands of men and women who are committed to helping our brothers and sisters in Appalachia.

The life you transform might just be your own.

Community and Disaster Relief Volunteers

You can support your neighbors right where you live as a Community Volunteer or be part of relief efforts when disaster strikes as a part of our Disaster Relief response team.

Mission Trips

Make your mission trip right here in America. Your Mission Group can play a vital role in our home repair programs in the months of May through November.

Spring Break

You can spend your spring or fall high school or college break being of service in Appalachia. You’ll help repair homes and rebuild hope while making lifelong friends.

Summer Camp

Counselors, nurses, and cooks are needed to be summertime superheroes to children in need. You can make a lifelong impact on young lives by volunteering.

Skilled Seasonal Volunteers

Use your construction or culinary skills to support our alternative spring break and mission group programs.


Join volunteers from across the country to serve for a few weeks, a month, or a year addressing critical needs in Appalachian Kentucky.

Volunteer FAQ

Have questions? We’ve got answers! Head over to our frequently asked questions section for more information about volunteering.

More Ways to Get Involved

Discover exciting upcoming events that enable you to be a part of transformational work in America’s heartland. There’s something for everyone who can help.

Volunteer Alumni

Have you volunteered with CAP and want to stay connected? We invite you to join the 2,000+ former Christian Appalachian Project volunteers who make up our Volunteer Alumni network.

Stay connected

Stay involved

  • Inspire other potential volunteers by sharing your story on social media. Tag us when you do!
  • Volunteer to be a CAP ambassador. We will send you materials to help you talk about CAP with your group, church, or business.
  • Join our volunteer recruiters at regional events or invite them to speak.
  • Serve as a spiritual partner for a current volunteer.
  • Help with our volunteer retreats

Prayer Requests

Our faith calls us and sustains us— that's why Christian Appalachian Project gathers for chapel each day. If you or a loved one are in need of prayers, please let us know and we will lift up your request.


Every Penny Counts

88% of donations go directly to families in need.