Programs
Serve Appalachia

ServeAppalachia provides basic human needs, fosters community, revives hope, and enriches lives for individuals and families in Appalachia by connecting area residents to partnering organizations through service projects and youth events. We serve Floyd County, deep in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky.

More About Floyd County

Floyd County is located approximately 200 miles from both Louisville, Ky., and Knoxville, Tenn.

Floyd County Population: approx. 35,845 people (a decrease of 9.1 percent since 2010) 32.2% of the population lives below the poverty level

Median household income: $31,196.

Our Purpose

ServeAppalachia operates throughout Floyd County and the surrounding area. Areas of impact:

  • Making home repairs for a local individual or family
  • Providing meals
  • Community outreach and events such as game nights and potlucks
  • Repairs and renovations to public facilities
  • Gathering backpacks and school supplies for underserved children

The Details

We offer four-day, weekend, and week-long volunteer opportunities. Groups typically arrive at 7:30 p.m. on Sundays and depart the following Saturday morning for weeklong trips. Each Wednesday, we take the day to experience Appalachia through hiking, swimming, and tubing/boating at a local state park.

Each group is involved in assisting, planning, and participating in the outreach and ministry activities for the week, working in teams to accomplish daily chores and meals. Days are spent on programming activities and evening activities include community dinners, game nights, and local music performances. Transportation is not provided. Upon arrival in Kentucky, your group must use its vehicles to travel to and from the worksites and living facilities. Please do not travel by bus. Instead, vans are recommended.

Each volunteer is provided with a cot, but we welcome you to bring other sleeping options, such as a sleeping bag or air mattress. Groups also are required to bring their own bedding: sheets, blankets, and pillows.

While in Kentucky, your meals will be provided by CrossRoads Missions. Additional money is only needed for meals while you travel and for any other personal purchases. Each morning, participants and staff work together to prepare breakfast (pancakes, eggs, biscuits, and gravy, etc.) for the entire team. Lunch meals are picnic-style, including deli sandwiches, chips, cookies, fruits, and veggies. The evening meal is prepared by participants and staff. You can be sure to expect hearty, hot meals. Please let us know of any special dietary needs or allergies both before and when you arrive. We may not meet all of your requests and might need your help in adjusting our meals to meet your needs. We will do our best to accommodate you!

Costs

Appalachia – Standard Trips – $375.00 (Sunday night – Saturday morning departure)

Trip registration

Field Trip Dates Cost Spaces Registration
Appalachia February 27-March 5, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia March 6-12, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia March 13-19, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia March 20-26, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia March 27-April 2, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia April 3-9, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia April 10-16, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia April 17-23, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia April 24-30, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia May 1-7, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia May 16-20, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia May 29-June 4, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia June 5-11, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia June 12-18, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia June 19-25, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia June 26-July 2, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia July 3-9, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia July 10-16, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia July 17-23, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia July 24-30, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia July 31-August 6, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia August 7-13, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia August 14-20, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia August 21-27, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia August 28-September 3, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia September 4-10, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia September 11-17, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia September 18-24, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia September 25-October 1, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia October 2-8, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia October 9-15, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia October 16-22, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now
Appalachia October 23-29, 2022 $375.00 Available Register Now