Over 20? Seeking a new challenge? Would you like to develop skills, leadership qualities and gain qualifications too?
All kinds of people make up our volunteer staff, coming from a range of backgrounds and interests. Obviously if you have direct experience of working with young people, or any relevant skills such as flying or gliding, you would be particularly welcome. These aren’t essential though, as we will train and support you at every stage.
That said, you’ll have some personal qualities that are essential, such as patience, maturity and responsibility along with an understanding of young people and their needs. You needn’t be an athlete, but a good level of physical fitness also helps to ensure you can keep up with the cadets!
Are you Officer material?
Join as a Civilian Instructor
The most common volunteer designation in Air Cadets is Civilian Instructor – it’s a varied role allowing you to use your skills where they best fit. You can give as much or little time as you can, and you don’t need any formal qualifications – just enthusiasm that’s infectious.
Make a difference
Your role is vital to the success of our cadets. You’ll see your dedication and effort pay-off in the achievements you inspire amongst our members. But it isn’t just the cadets that benefit – you’ll get involved in many squadron activities and have the same kinds of opportunities as cadets to develop your leadership skills and gain qualifications in things such as mountain leadership, First Aid and NVQs that may be useful to you in your career. You’ll also have as much fun as the cadets do!
Our volunteers say they gain a huge sense of achievement from helping young people realise their potential. Why not give it a try?