The Cathedral of St. Philip - Atlanta, GA

Volunteer with Respite Care

The Cathedral is part of an exciting initiative this year to provide weekday adult respite care in our community staffed primarily by volunteers. With other interfaith congregations, we formed Respite Care Atlanta to offer a safe place for those with early to mid-stage cognitive impairment to interact with others, as well as give caregivers time for self-care. Will you volunteer to help us provide this vital service?

Cathedral member and RCA volunteer Lucy Broos says, “Given we still have two children at home, I was concerned about the time commitment. In spending my first day there, I realized my involvement could be as little as two hours once a week. I started with a lunch shift but found myself drawn to the arts/activity time. I also thought it might be a little sad and unsettling; however I found it was just the opposite...joyful and uplifting! It’s an experience in which I truly see and feel the difference we can make in others lives. I invite anyone to come shadow with me for an hour. ”

Volunteer information sessions are scheduled for Monday, November 18 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and Monday, December 9 from 10-11 a.m. at Second-Ponce de Leon Baptist Church. To register, please email Lola Battle at batlola@att.net, no later than two days before the scheduled event.