Get more out of life with the Army Cadets

Inspire and lead young people to achieve things they never thought possible

With 41,000 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 are currently looking for more volunteers (particularly those with the drive to become officers) who are interested in inspiring and leading young people and who can pass on their knowledge and experience to the next generation.

Many volunteers with a military background excel in helping us to deliver the broad range of adventurous and military themed activities our cadets really love.

As well as helping young people to develop their independence, confidence and their ability to step up to any challenge, you'll also get the opportunity to further your own skills and qualifications.

The ACF proudly subscribes to the Army’s values and standards and follows a similar rank structure. However, please bear in mind that the ACF is a voluntary youth organisation and you will need to complete some initial familiarisation training so that we can provide a successful and rewarding outcome for you, the ACF and the youngsters in your charge.

So if you could give up one or two evenings a week and want to do something really rewarding with your free time this could be exactly what you're looking for.

(NB: Existing officers and NCOs in the Reserve may also serve in the ACF with the permission of their current commanding officer. 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.)

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