Help update and improve community buildings by scraping, painting, sanding, and providing plumbing, carpentry, and Help rehabilitate dilapidated and energy inefficient homes, classrooms and other buildings in economically devastated coalfield communities. assistance.
Appalachian Adventure in Service
Volunteer in Appalachia! Engage in community projects with children, teens and adults while learning about daily life in coal country – in the “hollers” of West Virginia memorialized by American songwriters.
Give. Explore. Care. Make Friends. Be a Global Volunteer.
Every day is a new adventure in service working under the direction of our community partners. Help local people on projects to improve their quality of life while experiencing all the color, music, art and flavor of Appalachian culture. Travel with us – a long-standing non-profit leader in worldwide volunteering.
And, consider this: Your program and travel costs are tax-deductible! One-week all-inclusive itineraries are scheduled year-round. There’s no better way to experience the cultural bedrock of America!
Help teens and young adults study for their GED tests and learn computer basics.
Help kids in grades 1 to 5 practice reading and engage their creativity at a summer school program.
“I definitely know more about the Appalachian culture now –how customs extend back through many generations. I developed an appreciation for the challenges local people face in order to get ahead.”
Jefry – Appalachia Volunteer
“Travel With Passion and Purpose”
“People seek us out, and share stories of their lives, their history and their challenges.”
“It made me a kinder person, a warmer person, and even a less-judgmental person. But really, it gave me tremendous perspective.”
“Almost everyone I met in one way or another thanked me just for coming there.”
“You realize you have something in common with the people you’re working with. It really is waging peace through justice worldwide.”
“These have been among the most meaningful and beneficial experiences in my life.”