April & May 2023 Volunteer Sign-Up


***NOTE: we do still have a need for East Side Volunteers, so please consider this registration form “rolling” for programs on the East side where we still have spots for volunteers available***

QUESTIONS: Contact Abbie Hair, Volunteer & Program Coordinator, at [email protected]

RESTRICTIONS: Some programs are limited to volunteers by age or experience with YC.  PLEASE READ CAREFULLY when registering.

PROGRAM LOCATIONS: Remember you are responsible for your own transportation to and from programs, so please be mindful of where a program is located when signing up.

OFFICIAL SCHEDULE: By completing the online form you are simply indicating which programs you’d like to help with, but YC will assign you based on our need for volunteers at each activity.  YC will send your OFFICIAL SCHEDULE via email after the registration deadline/before programs begin for the season.


You will need to complete an updated Volunteer Medical Form HERE and Liability Release HERE.

The liability release needs to be completed once a year. Please check the box below in relation to if anything has changed since you last filled out a medical form.

WS23 Calendar Updates

April/May 2023 Volunteer Sign-Up
List the cell number where you'd like to receive REMINDER TEXTS. This can be Volunteer's cell phone OR parent cell phone number. We can send a text reminder to the parent cell above AND the volunteer cell.
If yes, please re-submit a new medical form. You can find the medical form above in the instructions.
Please list any volunteer(s) you'd like to be scheduled with for programs. We'll do our best to schedule you together if possible. Include their first AND last names, please.

Youth Challenge receives substantial funding from foundations and community partners that often require certain demographic and income data to ensure that their grantees meet requirements set forth in specific funding guidelines. If you are comfortable doing so, please complete the following section which includes questions relating to household income, education, and race/ethnicity (“I prefer NOT to answer” is an option.)
Information provided will NOT be shared.

If parents have different levels, indicate the higher one
Combined income from both parents

Programs below are divided by day of the week. Please make note of times and locations when signing up for activities.

We will do our best to assign everyone to as many programs as possible but with limited space at each program you may not get every program you mark down. Think of the following as your volunteer “application” and we will assign you where we can use you.

4-5:30pm @ Gilmour Academy, Gates Mills (EAST) *Volunteers NEED to be able to ice skate. Volunteers will be assisting their partners in sleds during this program*
4-5:30pm @ Forest Hills Park, Cleveland Hts. (EAST)
4-5:30pm @ North Olmsted Rec. Center (WEST) *Volunteers NEED to be able to ice skate. Volunteers will be assisting their partners in sleds during this program*
5:30-7pm @ Bay Lanes, Bay Village (WEST) *For older participants ages 16-25. Volunteers MUST be at least 16 years old in order to help*
5:30-7pm @ Studio West, Lakewood (WEST) *For older participants ages 16 and up. Volunteers MUST be at least 18 years old OR a senior in High School currently in order to help*
4-5:30pm @ North Olmsted Golf Course (WEST)
4-5:30pm @ Lagoon Picnic Area, Brookpark (WEST)
5:30-7pm @ YC, Westlake (WEST) *For older participants ages 16-25+. Volunteers MUST be at least 16 years old in order to help*
11-1pm @ Iron Springs, Garfield Reservation (EAST) *For participants ages 22 and up. Volunteers MUST be at least 18 years or older to help*
4-5:30pm @ Cavs Legions Lair, Cleveland (CENTRAL)
4-5:30pm @ LGBT Community Center, Cleveland (CENTRAL)
4-5:30pm @ Clague Park, Westlake (WEST)
4-5:30pm @ Lorain Main Library (WEST)
4-5:30pm @ Youth Challenge, Westlake (WEST)
4-5:30pm @ Hanna Perkins, Shaker Heights (EAST)
4-5:30pm @ Hanna Perkins, Shaker Heights (EAST)
4-5:30pm @ Youth Challenge, Westlake (WEST)
4-5:30pm @ Cascade Park, Elyria (WEST)
12-2:30pm @ Youth Challenge, Westlake (WEST) *Volunteers must be in high school and have given over 25 hours of service to YC*
10-12 @ High Meadow, Black River Reservation, Elyria (WEST)
Volunteer Committee is made up of a group of young leaders that about once every two weeks to plan programs and fundraisers for YC. Volunteers MUST be in high school and must have given 25 hours of service or more to YC to apply.

That’s it! Pretty painless, right? Once you hit SUBMIT, a confirmation email will be sent to you recapping the programs you just marked down.


After the registration deadline, we will assign volunteers to programs based on our need for help at each activity and the number of other volunteers who have requested those days. You will receive your OFFICIAL SCHEDULE via e-mail before programs begin for the season.

Please let us know if you have any questions at (440) 892-1001. THANK YOU!

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