Volunteers Needed to Read with UMCH Jesse's House Kids This Summer


You can be a part of something BIG this summer by volunteering to read with children at Jesse’s House! A ministry of the United Methodist Children’s Home, Jesse’s House is a safe, holistic summer and after-school program through which impoverished elementary and middle school children, youth and their families connect with the wholeness of God’s love.  

This summer, from June 3 through July 25, Jesse’s House will serve nearly 120 children and youth at three Jesse’s House locations:

  • The United Methodist Children’s Home campus (Decatur)
  • North Decatur United Methodist Church (Decatur)
  • Stone Mountain First United Methodist Church (Stone Mountain)

Volunteer readers are needed at each of the Jesse’s House sites. Each Monday through Thursday of the summer, every child gets one-on-one reading time with an adult. This cannot happen without dedicated volunteers. Groups can sign up to cover one week’s worth of reading volunteers.

What’s more fun than sitting in a room filled with children and your closest friends while enjoying reading a good book?

For more information and to sign up to volunteer, please contact Sarah Paxton at 419.296.3177 or spaxton@umchildrenshome.org. For more information on Jesse’s House and the United Methodist Children’s Home, visit www.umchildrenshome.org.