Volunteer Training Sessions

There are THREE EASY STEPS to becoming a Youth Challenge VOLUNTEER:

  1. RSVP for a training session.
  2. Complete the training.
  3. Sign up for programs after the training.

Trainings are offered prior to each program season.  Sessions are led by YC staff and prepare new volunteers to assist participants at activities.  At each training we will discuss the mission and culture of Youth Challenge, who our participants are, and the rules and responsibilities for each YC volunteer; do some hand-on activities that review best practices for working with our participants; and go through the program sign-up process.



Due to the safety protocols in place surrounding COVID-19, the nature of our programs has slightly changed, including smaller numbers at each activity and an altered role for volunteers.  We are focusing our efforts are maximally utilizing our current volunteers and brainstorming different ways to engage them safely.  Until our volunteers can resume a more hands-on role, we are unfortunately holding off on recruiting NEW volunteers.  Stay tuned for future sessions!!!


Only ONE training session is required.

NOTE: space at each training is LIMITED so volunteers MUST RSVP to reserve your spot!  Training is only required ONCE.


If you would like to register for a training or if you have any questions, please contact Director of Volunteer & Outreach Services, Sarah Cooney at scooney@youthchallengesports.com or call (440) 892-1001. x.14.


After completing the training, new volunteers will be placed on our mailing list to receive seasonal news and registration information.