At the Cathedral we are always receiving information about fun and exciting opportunities for youth to get involved in the community and deepen their faith. Whether you are looking for summer programs, community service opportunities, or simply something to do with your extra time, we hope that this list of upcoming opportunities will help you occupy your time and come closer to God and your community in the process. We would be happy to sign off on your service hours to get credit for your organizations.
LaAmistad After School Program
The Cathedral is in partnership with LaAmistad to offer an afterschool program for students at Garden Hills Elementary. They always need volunteers to help with tutoring. No Spanish experience is necessary. You can learn more about LaAmistad and register here.
The Church of Common Ground
The Church of the Common Ground is an Episcopal church that meets in Woodruff Park in Downtown Atlanta. They serve mostly the homeless population around Atlanta. Youth are welcome to attend a serve at any time. The Cathedral youth will be visiting on February 3. You can learn more about the Church of the Common Ground's ministries here.
Holy Comforter Atlanta
Holy Comforter is an Episcopal Church in Atlanta. They help run the Friendship Center which serves people living with severe and chronic mental illness. Youth can volunteer at the Friendship Center which would be a good way to build a relationship with the people the Friendship Center serves. You can learn more about volunteer opportunities at Holy Comforter and at their Friendship Center here.
Hands on Atlanta
Hands on Atlanta is a network of Volunteer Organizations that need volunteers. Once you find out where you want to help serve in Atlanta, Hands on Atlanta can help you get connected. They offer more than 200 organizations in the Atlanta area, so you can find one that will meet your needs. You can learn more and register here.
Navajo Lands Mission Pilgrimage 2019
When it comes to Mission Pilgrimages, we love to go with the intention of doing good and helpful work while exploring how we can see and experience God in new or unexpected ways. This year, we will be going to the Navajo Lands. We will fly to Albuquerque and drive from there to the Monastery where we will be staying. We will engage the surrounding community through various projects during the day, learn about the community and reflect on our activities at night, and have an adventure opportunity.
The trip will be June 17-23, and the cost is $1200 total, including airfare. This trip is still an intergenerational trip! Our guides from Wonder Voyage are excited to help provide opportunities for the families joining us. The age requirements still apply, though. Youth must currently be in Middle or High School to attend. There will be pre-trip meetings during April and May. For more information, please contact Canon Cathy Zappa. Click here to register.
Fleece Blanket Making
You can make fleece blankets in the comfort of your own home, and then once you're done bring them to us at The Cathedral. For every blanket you make we will give you 1 service hour! The blankets will be distributed among several different organizations. Whether it is to hospitals or homeless shelters you can be sure they'll get to a great cause! For instructions on how to make a fleece blanket click here.
Do you enjoy baking? Well why don't you bake some casseroles to get some community service hours?! If you bake some casseroles and bring them into us at The Cathedral we will give you 1 service hour for each casserole. These casseroles will be donated to the Salvation Army. For instructions and ingredients click here.