Little League Parent Volunteers
All parents of children involved in Little League Baseball® and Little League Softball® are strongly encouraged to volunteer. Parents who volunteer have the opportunity to spend quality time with their child in a safe, fun-filled environment. Often, the social lives of parents and their child parallel each other. Volunteering allows your life and your child’s life to intersect on common ground, with shared interests and goals, where both can meet new friends.
No experience is required to become a volunteer. Most of the volunteer opportunities require little or no training. Local leagues will provide any necessary training (as well as support and encouragement), and Little League University is the go-to resource for everything a volunteer needs to know. The best volunteers are those who are able to bring added enjoyment to the game simply be being themselves.
All local Little Leagues are required to conduct background checks on managers, coaches, board of directors members and any other persons, volunteers or hired workers, who provide regular service to the league and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with, players or teams. Individuals are also required to complete and submit a Little League Volunteer Application to their local league. No additional requirements are in place by Little League to become a volunteer.
Local leagues may put into place additional application requirements, such as an application to be a manager or coach that lists skills, background, and desire to become a Little League manager or coach. It may also put into place criteria to become a manager or coach. These are optional requirements, but Little League does recommend that local leagues review each candidate to ensure it is appointing the best individuals to represent its league.
Manager, Coach and Umpire Appointment Process
- Interested applicants must complete and return fully completed a Little League Volunteer Application. If the league requires additional information, including a manager/coach application, this will need to be returned as well.
- The Little League Volunteer Application must include a copy of government issued picture identification (e.g. driver’s license, passport).
- Applicants will be reviewed by the President and he/she will submit his/her recommendations to the Board of Directors for review. This may require interview with the president, board of directors or committee.
- The Board of Directors will review and approve candidates for appointment by the League President.