Policies, Rules, and Forms

Volunteer Notice

Becoming a volunteer with the Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks is a three-step process: contact your local community office, apply and undergo a background check, and receive authorization. Learn more about the Volunteer Registration Program.

Volunteers must submit an application and be authorized every year. The process is free for volunteers.

Apply HereNOTE! WMRC is under Region 3.

This procedure is for ALL volunteers in ALL recreation councils. Please review the guidelines, as you will not be able to take any role within the program without going through this check!

You will only be contacted if you do not pass the background check. Volunteers who pass the check WILL NOT be contacted.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Lightning Policy

Upon the first sound of thunder or sighting of lightning, Department staff will direct all in attendance to immediately go to their cars or enter a building, if possible. No one will be allowed to return to the field until 30 minutes after the last sound of thunder and/or sighting of lightning. Staff will have complete authority on any decisions made at our facilities. In the absence of Department staff, volunteer coaches and officials must follow the same procedure.

Concussion Protocol

State law requires that a youth athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or other head injury in a practice or game shall be immediately removed from play. This injured athlete may not return until they have obtained written clearance from a licensed health care provider trained in the evaluation and management of concussions and head injuries. The term “youth sports program” is defined as a program organized for recreational athletic competition or instruction for participants who are under the age of 19 years. For more information, visit the CDC Website.