As well as enjoying plenty of action and adventure, how about inspiring and leading young people to achieve things they never thought possible?


With over 40,000 cadets (aged 12-18) in over 1,600 locations in communities all around the UK, the Army Cadet Force (ACF) is one of the country's largest voluntary youth organisations. We have thousands of enthusiastic and committed adult volunteers - and we are currently on the hunt for more to help out at our cadet units across the North West.


As an adult volunteer you will be helping young people to develop their independence, confidence and the ability to step up to any challenge. You'll get involved in a wide range of exciting activities from abseiling to shooting and get the opportunity to gain new skills and qualifications that will also benefit you outside of Cadets.

Don't just take our word for it, hear what our adult volunteers have to say

No particular experience is required and we provide all neccessary training. So if you can give up one or two evenings a week and the occasional weekend, and you're ready for the adventure of a lifetime, this could be exactly what you're looking for.


For more information about becoming a volunteer with the Army Cadets visit the volunteer section of the website or register your interest today:

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Find a detachment

For fun, friendship, action and adventure, join the Army Cadet Force

If you're over 12 (and in year eight at school) and under 18, you can join the Army Cadet Force.

Being over 18 doesn't mean missing out on all the excitement.  Join as an adult volunteer and you can enjoy all the same activities while also picking up exactly the kind of teamwork and leadership skills that employers look for.

Just select a location from our interactive map opposite or enter your postcode or the name of your nearest town in the search box above to locate detachments in your area.

Click here for Cyprus ACF.

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  • You need to be over 18 to join the ACF as a volunteer leader Anyone over the age of 18 may volunteer with the ACF. If you are over the age of 60 it is unlikely this will be in a uniformed role unless you have specialist skills to offer.
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  • Are you ready to join as a volunteer straight away?

  • Have you had prior experience of the Army Cadets or armed forces?

  • Are you currently serving in either the regular or reserve forces?

  • Serving members of the Regular Armed Forces aren’t eligible to volunteer with us but can help out as a Service Helpers with permission from their commanding officer.

  • Existing officers in the Reserve may also serve in the ACF with the permission of their current commanding officer. However, an individual must be commissioned in both OR non-commissioned in both (i.e. a Reserve officer can’t join in a non-commissioned role and a NCO in the Reserve can’t get commissioned in the ACF).

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  • Please note that all volunteers wishing to join the ACF are subject to having security and disclosure checks carried out on them as part of our Safeguarding procedures (DBS in England and Wales, PVG in Scotland and AccessNI clearance in Northern Ireland).

  • You will be asked at a further stage to confirm there are no significant health issues that could prevent your involvement with the Army Cadets. Do you have any medical concerns that could prevent you joining?
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