Volunteer Training Sessions

All volunteers must attend a training session before they can help at a Youth Challenge program. Trainings are held every season to prepare new volunteers to assist their YC partner.

Our training sessions will prepare new volunteers interested in helping at YC. The dates and times are as follows:


6-8 pm @ Hanna Perkins Center
19910 Malvern Rd., Shaker Heights

10 am-12 pm @ Hanna Perkins Center
19910 Malvern Rd., Shaker Heights


4-6 pm @ Avon High School, Room 106
37545 Detroit Rd., Avon

6-8 pm @ YC
800 Sharon Drive, Westlake

Shadow days TBA

Please check the program calendar for times and locations.

There are 3 EASY STEPS in the Youth Challenge training process:

  1. RSVP for a session to Director of Volunteer Services, Sarah Perez-Stable at sperez-stable@youthchallengesports.com or call (440) 892-1001. x.14
  2. Complete the required training
  3. Attend a program as a shadow

Only ONE training is required.

Space at each training is limited so volunteers MUST RSVP for one of these sessions! (If you come for a training and are not signed up, you will be turned away.)

Once a new volunteer is trained, they are then required to attend ONE of the shadow program days. This final step in the training process gives volunteers a better understanding of what they will be doing at programs before they help out on their first day.

Once a volunteer has been trained and attends a program as a shadow, they will be eligible to sign up for activities that season. Once the required paperwork is received, they will also be placed on our mailing list and will get program calendars and sign-up sheets for future sessions without having to attend another training.