Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers generously contribute their skills and expertise to offer dedicated service, aiming to enhance the well-being of the Howard County community. Opportunities for volunteering come in both one-time and ongoing capacities. In certain instances, such as when volunteers are aged 18 or over, or for specific roles, a background check may be required to participate. Additional prerequisites may apply depending on the chosen volunteer program.

Howard County Recreation and Parks greatly relies on the invaluable assistance of volunteers in diverse departments to ensure the efficient delivery of services. These opportunities encompass a wide spectrum of roles, including coaching youth sports, assisting with local events and festivals, park maintenance, involvement in youth programs, contributing to historic preservation projects, engaging in advocacy for social change, and numerous other avenues. You can explore current volunteer opportunities by visiting the volunteer website provided below.

For a current list of actively recruiting volunteer positions, please visit www.HoCoVolunteer.org.




Our internship program is carefully crafted to offer aspiring professionals a unique opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in the dynamic field of recreation and parks management. At Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks, we are committed to nurturing talent, fostering growth, and preparing the next generation of leaders in the world of recreation and parks.

Internship Roles and Responsibilities

As an intern at Howard County Recreation & Parks, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Collaborate with experienced professionals on key responsibilities and duties relevant to Recreation and Parks Management.
  • Gain hands-on experience in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of recreational programs and park facilities.
  • Contribute to the enhancement of our community’s quality of life through recreation and parks initiatives.

Kindly refer to the attached document for additional information regarding our internship program.


Volunteer Documents


Volunteer Manual – Attachment coming soon

Volunteer Timecard - Attachment coming soon


How-to Guides

  • Set up volunteer account - Attachment coming soon
  • Reset your password - Attachment coming soon
  • Log your volunteer hours - Attachment coming soon
  • Obtain service validation - Attachment coming soon

Emergency Volunteer Management Team – Info. coming soon

Become a disaster relief volunteer - Info. coming soon

VOAD & Agency Collaboration Registration - Info. coming soon


Contact Us


Shawnte Berry, MS, CPRP

Volunteer & Special Projects Manager


Share your Story

We want to hear how volunteering has impacted you! Please consider sharing your story so others may be inspired. We thank you for your service.

In consideration of my (and/or my child’s) service in a volunteer capacity, I do hereby grant and give to Howard County Recreation & Parks permission to use this testimonial/photograph or image in any advertising, promotion or other related action by the County relating to my/my child’s volunteer activities.

Volunteer group photo

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