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's visiting dates are September 3, October 15- the youth will be encouraged to go at this time, and December 24. 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.
Haiti Mission Pilgrimage 2018
We are excited to be developing a new Cathedral ministry in Haiti, in partnership with Eternal Hope in Haiti. Eternal Hope is a Georgia-based non-profit agency, with deep roots in the Cap-Haitien area and years of experience providing health care and nutritional services to those in need. They also operate two orphanages for medically fragile and/or critically ill children.
This trip is an inter-generational trip, with youth focused components. If you are interested in receiving more information on this trip or in going on the trip, please contact Maggie Paul, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, or Canon Cathy Zappa, Canon for Mission and Spirituality. To make a contribution to help fund this trip, click here then log in or create an account and select “Global Partnership Mission” from the list. To register for this trip, click here.
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.