Volunteer and Player Recognition
In Little League®, everyone has a position to play and it’s the more than one million dedicated volunteers who help make the Little League experience so memorable in communities all over the world. From first responders who take time to drive the fire truck in your Opening Ceremonies to the dedicated teacher who spends time volunteering in your concession stand each summer, every Little League program has a community hero who helps to inspire Little Leaguers® and rally the community together. The Community Heroes recognition program helps to honor those dedicated individuals who not only volunteer their time at your local Little League program, but also contribute in other ways to make the community better. A full list of previous Community Hero honorees can be found at the bottom of this page, and be sure to nominate a volunteer from your league today for a chance to be recognized as well!
Based on the nominations received, Little League International will recognize a number of these individuals on its official social media platforms (@LittleLeague) and leagues are encouraged to share these stories on their platforms as well using #LLCommunityHero.
Community Heroes of the Year: Volunteers who are nominated for the Community Heroes program throughout the year are also eligible to be recognized as Community Heroes of the Year at the Little League World Series, with a varying number of individuals earning the honor each year. Recipients of the Community Heroes of the Year award will also be presented with a $1,000 grant to their local league/district as a thank you for their dedicated efforts.
2022 Community Heroes of the Year
Below is a list of all the Community Heroes who have been nominated and recognized by Little League since the program began in 2020: