Christian Appalachian Project

Web address:www.christianapp.org
Nursing services:

The Christian Appalachian Project is an interdenominational, non-profit Christian organization that has served families in poverty in Eastern Kentucky since 1964. We have over 30 programs including home repair, child and family development, adult education, elderly services, disability services, substance abuse recovery, spouse abuse shelters, disaster relief, and more. Most of our programs run throughout the year and are staffed by employees and long-term and short-term volunteers. We utilize volunteer nurses at our summer camps. Camp usually starts at the beginning of June and runs through the end of July. Our two camps serve children from low-income families who pay only $10/week for their children to attend. Nurse responsibilities are as follows:

  1. Oversee nurse’s station to see that it is furnished with basic supplies.
  2. Monitor daily medication for campers and document in appropriate records; have evening meds ready so that staff can oversee camper meds at bedtime.
  3. Review campers’ medical histories weekly to become aware of camper population and possible needs for the week,
  4. Serve closely with camp staff to report illnesses/injuries and follow up with Camp Coordinator and Manager regarding campers’
    health.
  5. Perform a variety of first aid: treat bee stings, rashes (poison ivy & oak), blisters, splinters, sunburns, bruises/abrasions, etc
  6. We are an interdenominational Christian organization. However, our volunteers are not required to be Christian.

Requirements:

RN or LPN in Nurse Licensure Compact state. EMTs can serve with a
nurse.

Cost:No cost. Room and board are provided. Nurses are responsible for the cost of transportation to and from camp.
Location:Floyd County and Jackson County, Kentucky
Length:Minimum commitment one week
Faith based:Yes

Contact information

Organization email:volunteer@chrisapp.org
ContactAmy Schill
Emailaschill@chrisapp.org
Contact
Email
Address310 Beiting Lane, Mt. Vernon, Kentucky, 40456, USA
Phone606-256-0973