World Vision (Appalachia)

Philippi, West Virginia

Experience the heart of Appalachia. From its awesome mountains to its lush valleys and sparkling rivers, Appalachia is a place of great beauty. However, people live in great poverty and need in the midst of this beauty. World Vision seeks to help level the economic and social playing field in this under-resourced region, to see neighbors helping neighbors, and to experience lives and communities being transformed.

Partner ministry: 
World Vision (Appalachia)
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Volunteer teams are invited to support these communities and repair and improve homes, making them safe and warm. Teams will have opportunities to minister to children, serve local organizations, and bring hope to families in need. Construction projects are based on your team’s ability.


Housing is secured for teams by World Vision staff. Your team could be housed at a college dormitory, a 4-H or youth camp, a church, a community center, or a public school.

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Approximately $400 per person

Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about the RCA's volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups, please get in touch with us.

The best way to reach our team is to email or call (616) 698-7071. One of the members of our team will be able to connect with you right away.

Stephanie Soderstrom

Coordinator for Volunteer Engagement

Molly Towne

Volunteer Placement Specialist

Erika Spykman

Administrative Assistant

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