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9/27/2014 - 09.27.14 Executive Ulman Opens Troy Park at Elkridge, Howard County’s Eighth Regional Park READ MORE
9/26/2014 - 09.26.14 Executive Ulman to Open Howard County’s Eighth Regional Park – Troy Park at Elkridge READ MORE
9/24/2014 - 09.24.14 Executive Ulman Leads Preview Tour of Troy Park at Elkridge – Howard County’s Eighth Regional Park READ MORE
9/23/2014 - 09.23.14 Department of Recreation & Parks Announces Deer Management Program for 2014-2015 READ MORE
9/6/2014 - 09.06.14 South Branch Park Set to Open in Sykesville READ MORE
9/5/2014 - Howard County Government and Town of Sykesville to Open South Branch Park Playground READ MORE
7/1/2014 - 07.01.14 Howard County Announces 2014 “Community Sports Hall of Fame” Induction Class READ MORE
6/17/2014 - 06.17.14 Howard County Recreation & Parks Opens Renovated Tennis Courts at Centennial Park READ MORE
6/16/2014 - 06.16.14 Howard County Recreation & Parks to Open Renovated Tennis Courts at Centennial Park READ MORE
3/6/2014 - 03.07.14 Howard County’s Blandair Park Joins Macy’s Nationwide “Heart Your Park” Fundraising Program READ MORE

Volunteer Opportunities - Recreation and Parks

Our many volunteers make a valuable contribution by supporting Recreation and Parks programs. Would you like to join us?

 Volunteer opportunities are available in many areas including pre-school and youth programs, sports, senior adult programs, natural resources, outdoor recreation, special events and Conservation Stewardship. 


Fall 2014 Volunteer Opportunities 

To volunteer with Howard County Recreation and Parks, you must:  

  • Be at least 18 years of age or have parental consent and adult supervision(ages 13-17)
  • Complete the Volunteer Application and Agreement form
  • Be a good role model with a positive attitude
  • If age 18-over, complete a Background Release Form, if required for the position

Notice, Aug. 19: The following forms will soon be moved to a secure site. If you are concerned about submitting information online, download the PDF form and e-mail, mail or fax it to the appropriate person. 

If you are a new Volunteer please complete the Volunteer Application: Online Form | Fillable PDF 

If you are a returning volunteer please complete the Volunteer Agreement: Online Form | Fillable PDF 

If you are volunteering for an event or a one-time volunteer opportunity, please complete the Event Application: Online Form | Fillable PDF 

If the program that you are volunteering for requires a background check you will receive an email from ApplicantSubmission@Kroll.com - the company that processes our background checks. The background checks are now completed on-line on a secured site.

To answer any questions about the background check process, click here.

Heritage Volunteers 

To learn more about volunteer opportunities at heritage sites, please read the Heritage Volunteer Manual.

Robinson Nature Center Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer at the Robinson Nature Center please complete the RNC Volunteer Application 

If you would like additional information about volunteer oppurtunities at the Robinson Nature Center please contact Brian Campbell, Volunteer Coordinator at 410-313-0406 or bcampbell@howardcountymd.gov 

The Volunteer Handbook or the Robinson Nature Volunteer Manual is available online.

Natural Resource Volunteers
To learn more about Natural Resource Volunteer Programs click here.

Middle Patuxent Environmental Area Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer for the MPEA Volunteer Programs contact Jeff Claffy 

Coaches Registry
To become a coach with Howard County Recreation & Parks, you must be entered into the Coaches Registry. Click here for more information.

For more information, contact Ann Combs: e-mail or 410-313-4624