Volunteer Auxiliary



2017 Fall Auxiliary Upcoming Meetings

Doors Open at 9:30AM / Meeting Starts 10:00AM


Region Date Church Location
September 28, 2017 St. Marks UMC 1440 Dorsey Road
Hanover MD, 21076
Frederick  TBD  TBD  TBD
Washington September 23, 2017 Wesley-Freedom UMC  961 Johnsville Rd
Sykesville MD, 21784
September 21, 2017 Cresaptown UMC 14805 McMullen Hwy SW
Cumberland, MD 21505
Baltimore September 30, 2017 Reisterstown UMC 246 Main St
Reisterstown, MD 21136

For more information about Auxiliary meetings please e-mail communications@boardofchildcare.org

Who We Are

The Auxiliary is the Board of Child Care’s volunteer corp. Since 1953, the men and women of the Auxiliary have enhanced the lives of the children served by the Board of Child Care and helped educate the church community and others about BCC’s services.

The Auxiliary meets on most Wednesdays at 9:30 am (weather permitting) on the Baltimore campus to work on a variety of projects. The Auxiliary office is in the basement of the Welcome Center. If you would like to help please call or email ahead of time so we know to expect you!

If you would like to volunteer at any of the events, donate any requested items, or have questions, please email Julie Wernz, Auxiliary President, at jwernz@gmail.com

Join Us

For just $2 a year, you can become an Auxiliary member. The experiences you gain in return will be priceless, including:

Impacting a Child’s Life
For BCC’s children, Auxiliary members serve as an extended family, providing extras for the holidays, on birthdays and during summer breaks. Children have received birthday cards and gifts, cookies at the holidays, Easter baskets, afghans and graduation gifts from the Auxiliary. In the summer they attend Auxiliary-sponsored trips to parks, museums, dinner theaters and other local attractions.

At Christmas, they shop for loved ones at the Auxiliary’s bargain Christmas store. The Auxiliary assembles Thanksgiving baskets for children’s families and sponsors Christmas parties for the foster care programs. The Strawbridge School and DC Early Childhood Education Center also benefit from additional resources purchased through Auxiliary fundraising.

Advocating for a Good Cause
As an outreach ministry of the United Methodist Church, BCC must continually educate the church community about our services. The Auxiliary takes on much of this responsibility, allowing BCC staff to devote more time to serving children. Auxiliary members speak to congregations, attend fairs, hand out fliers and recruit additional Auxiliary members.

Gaining Personal Fulfillment
More than 1,000 people are members of the Auxiliary. Opportunities abound for developing new friendships and putting skills to work, including leadership, organizational and fundraising skills.

Auxiliary members represent churches throughout the Baltimore-Washington and Peninsula-Delaware Conferences of the United Methodist Church, although volunteers from all faiths are welcome to join.

The Auxiliary membership is divided into geographic districts within the Baltimore-Washington Conference. Within each church, Auxiliary “Key” persons serve as liaisons with BCC. An Auxiliary Executive Committee oversees the entire Auxiliary. Each Auxiliary district meets several times a year within its district, and the entire Auxiliary meets once a year at BCC’s Baltimore campus.

Useful Forms for Key Persons

All files below are in Adobe PDF format. To save to your computer simply right click (on a Mac contrl+click) and select “Save as”.

Auxiliary Overview

Duties of the Key Person

Forms Order List (ABCC-11)

Instructions for Memorial and Honor Gifts (ABCC-16)

Remittance Form (ABCC-01)

Volunteer Hour Log (ABCC-13)

2016 BCC Roster

Thank You Letter

Key Person Request Form

Questions regarding the Auxiliary?  Email your inquiry with the word “Auxiliary” in the Subject field to info@boardofchildcare.org.