Adults wishing to volunteer must register for each season. There is no fee for registering to volunteer, but you MUST complete a Volunteer Application and we must run a NATIONWIDE background check using the JDP system.  If you are considering volunteering as a coach, manager, team parent/helper, or anything else that puts you in direct contact with the girls/players, you must register as a volunteer.  You will not be permitted to help on the field unless you have done so.

Little League International has long been committed to the safety of its players, families, and volunteers, both on and off the field.  To that end, all local Little League programs in the United States are required to conduct national criminal background checks, in addition to a search of the Department of Justice National Sex Offender Registry, for each volunteer with regular service to the league or repetitive access to children.

Little League International's background check provider, J.D. Palatine (JDP), which has access to more than 450 million records, which include criminal records and sex offender registry records across 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The JDP system also allows board members conducting the background checks to send a link to their volunteers to complete the Little League Volunteer Application online.  This league board member will enter the volunteer's information, name and email address, on the JDP website under "Quick App."  This will allow the league volunteer to complete their own voluntary application, including the social security number.  The Little League Volunteer Application is tied with the background check and can be viewed on the leagues JDP Portal.  Leagues must still verify the volunteer's application with a copy of a government-issued photo ID.

Or you can print this 2022 Volunteer Application and turn it into a board member with a copy of a government-issued photo ID.  Please email your completed application and copy of ID to [email protected]

Therefore, any person in continuous contact with the players MUST complete a Volunteer Application and are subject to a NATIONWIDE background check.  This is MANDATORY for all Little Leagues.  This includes, but is not limited to:  Board Members, Managers, Coaches, Volunteers, Volunteer Umpires, Hired Vendors, Parent Helpers.

Volunteer Applications can be done at the time of registration to start the background check process.  For more information about how to do this or other related questions please email your concern to:  [email protected]

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