Give a little... get a lot!
The Department of Recreation and Parks was established in 1949 to help the citizens of Baltimore County meet their leisure needs. To this end, community Recreation and Parks Councils were created to partner with the Department. These non-profit councils are composed entirely of volunteers who donate their time and efforts to provide their families, their neighbors or perhaps themselves with a wide variety of recreational opportunities - locally and affordably.
Dick D., Towson - "It's what life is about... to
- Share in a child's fun and interests
- Give back to the community
- Make new friends
- Be a leader and a mentor
- Share your knowledge and skills
- Maintain healthy and wholesome ideals
- Achieve inner fulfillment
- Enrich the quality of life in your community
Give Yourself A Gift - Volunteer!
Lisa M., Perry Hall - "I was asked to
assist. I feel like I made a difference."
- Organize visual and performing arts events
- Teach youth a foreign language
- Be a recreation council officer
- Assist with therapeutic programs
- Keep time at a game
- Coordinate a league
- Chair a program
- Provide snacks
- Coach a team
- Raise funds
- Keep score
- Join the Community Assisted Maintenance Program
- Or a thousand and one other fun ways to help!
You Choose How Much Time To Contribute!
- Board of Recreation and Parks - serves as an informational resource and provides a framework of policies and procedures.
- Recreation and Parks Council - volunteer, non-profit organizations whose mission is to establish and enhance the recreational opportunities in their community.
- Department Staff - knowledgeable professionals who provide guidance and advice to ensure successful programs and activities.
The staff of local community recreation and parks offices will be happy to talk to you about volunteer opportunities in your neighborhood. Contact your local office now to find out how you can help.
Revised February 5, 2013