Volunteer Training Sessions

All YC volunteers must attend a training session before they can work with our participants at programs.

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

  1. RSVP for a session
  2. Complete the required training
  3. Attend a program as a shadow

Training Dates:

Trainings are offered each season to prepare new volunteers to assist participants at programs.  Our next sessions are as follows:

WEST SIDE @ Youth Challenge, 800 Sharon Dr., Westlake

Thursday, May 9 / 6-8 pm   SESSION IS FULL!

Saturday, May 11 / 10 am-12 pm   SESSION IS FULL!

EAST SIDE @ Hanna Perkins Center, 19910 Malvern Rd., Shaker Heights

Thursday, May 16 / 6-8 pm

Saturday, May 18 / 10 am-12 pm  SESSION IS FULL!

Only ONE training session is required.

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


Shadow Days

Shadowing at a program is STEP 2 in training, giving new volunteers the chance to see a program first-hand and meet some of the kids they’ll be helping at YC.  New volunteers can sign up for a shadow day at the training session they attend.  Please check the program calendar for times and locations.

After completing the training, new volunteers will be placed on our mailing list to receive seasonal information and sign up for programs.


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