Hey! We are so excited that you want to be a volunteer!
Welcome to the Birthday Cakes 4 Free Maryland (BC4F) community! Birthday Cakes 4 Free is comprised of many volunteers of all ages, skill levels, and places in the DC metropolitan area. Anyone can become a volunteer!
BC4F has monthly deliveries to our partner charities. Every month, BC4F will email you about the date of our delivery and how many cakes you would like to donate. You can access our delivery dates under the Calendar page of the Volunteer tab.
BC4F will assign you to a particular charity based on your proximity to a charity and other factors.
Please email BC4F President Summer Steinmiller at email@example.com for information about SSL opportunities.
The decoration/flavor/design of your cake(s) is up to you! BC4F would prefer if you could write “Happy Birthday!” on your cake(s). You can make a cake from a cake mix or your favorite recipe. We prefer 9" round cakes since we have containers of that size that can easily transport the cakes to the charities.
Here is more information about the easiest ways to get involved! BC4F is looking forward to hearing from you soon!
How to Get Involved: Students and Adults
There are many ways to get involved as an individual or group of volunteers! You can coordinate with BC4F about dropping off cakes at a particular charity. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information about SSL opportunities. All the materials you use for your cake are tax deductible.
Additionally, BC4F encourages its volunteers to decorate their cakes together through planning a social. A social is an event in which friends and family get to spend time together, decorate their cakes, and have a great time! Each attendee of the social should bring a cake and icing (either 2 cans of store bought icing per cake or bring homemade icing). If you have any questions about planning a social, please feel free to contact BC4F. This has proven to be a popular option for groups of friends and faith-based community service project (ex. Bar/bat mitzvah project).
How to Get Involved: Community Organization/ School/ Religious Group:
There are many ways to get involved as a community organization! BC4F is happy to plan a cake-decorating event, or social, with your organization. During a social, members of your organization/ group have the opportunity to spend time together while decorating cakes and having a good time! Each attendee of the social should bring a cake and icing (either 2 cans of store bought icing per cake or bring homemade icing). BC4F will provide cake-decorating tips and supplies. BC4F officer members would attend the social and help the attendees decorate their cakes. For more specifics on planning a social with your community organization, please email BC4F.
Additionally, community organizations/ school’s/ religious groups can organize an individual social and drop off their cakes at a particular charity. Due to the number of cakes a community organization/school/ religious group can produce, many of these groups have their own special charity that they donate their cakes to. BC4F is happy to help your organization find a charity near you to drop off your cakes to.
How to Get Involved: BC4F School Clubs
All BC4F events will be held through the BC4F Maryland. BC4F School Clubs will help support BC4F fundraisers and events. If you would like to be involved beyond attending fundraisers, you should join the Executive Board or become a volunteer. Please email email@example.com for a list of current BC4F School Clubs and information on how to join a school club.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“Wow! A cake with my name on it! I’ve never seen one with my name before.”
-- Cake Recipients, Children in Action Center (Interfaith Works)