Get more out of life with the Army Cadets

Like the idea of inspiring and leading young people to achieve things they never thought possible?

The Army Cadets is one of the country’s largest voluntary youth organisations, and there are more than 3,000 cadets (aged 12-18) in over 100 locations around Greater London. We have hundreds of enthusiastic and committed adult volunteers and we are currently on the hunt for more in the London area.

This is what some of our volunteers say:

Though our activity is based on a military structure, we are not the Army (or the Reserves) and adult volunteers are not liable for call up!

No particular experience is required and we provide all necessary training. So if you can give up one or two evenings a week and want to do something different with your free time, this could be exactly what you are looking for.

Build your experience, leadership, skills and qualifications

Volunteering with the ACF can be an excellent way of gaining new skills or developing talents and knowledge that you already have. Working alongside other adults at your detachment, you will develop teamwork and leadership skills in a whole new environment. Sometimes this can even lead to a career change or a promotion. Simply by helping run cadet activities, you can earn yourself a range of respected vocational qualifications, of real value in today's workplace.

It can also be a great way to make new, lasting friendships with other adult volunteers and to get to know the local community where you live or work.

Rewarding, challenging and fun

In a recent survey of Cadet Force volunteers, 99.7% said volunteering had improved their ability to help develop young people, 86.7% said it helped them develop interpersonal skills and 84% felt it had given them better job prospects.

But as any one of our thousands of adults will tell you, it is watching the cadets grow and develop, and knowing that you have helped them along the way, which is the most rewarding part of being in the ACF.

If you can give up one or two evenings a week and want to do something productive and exciting with your free time, why not give it a try? What are you waiting for?

Find out if there is a detachment close to you.

Or make an enquiry about becoming an adult volunteer.