Volunteer for a Year in Appalachia


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


310 Beiting LaneMount Vernon, KY 40456
Volunteers enjoy the beauty of Kentucky.
Volunteers sit atop an outlook near their volunteer house in Jackson County, KY.


Christian Appalachian Project is looking for volunteers and AmeriCorps members who share excitement for our mission of building hope, transforming lives, and sharing Christ's love through service in Appalachia.

Volunteers and AmeriCorps members have the opportunity to serve in a variety of programs in Eastern Kentucky. In addition to a life-changing experience, long-term CAP Volunteers receive room and board, a modest stipend for reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses, travel reimbursement, vacation time, professional development opportunities, potential student loan deferment, and are eligible to receive health insurance and an AmeriCorps Education Award (subject to funding availability).

Upcoming entry periods are in June, August (preferred), October, and December. Service placements are in fields such as Education, Home Repair, Hunger and Poverty Relief, Elderly Services, Volunteer Hospitality, Disaster Relief, and more.


  • Child Development
  • Elder care
  • Case Work / Management
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Home Repair
  • Disaster Cleanup

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Ideal candidates are compassionate, flexible, self-motivated, have great interpersonal skills

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