Whatever your day job, whether as a manager or a mother, a former soldier or a factory supervisor, an engineer or an English teacher, it’s very likely you have something valuable to contribute to the Army Cadet Force.
Adult volunteers come in all shapes and sizes, from all walks of life and have all sorts of skills and experience. Chances are, these volunteers are a lot more like you that you might expect. Check out some volunteer profiles here.
The most important quality we look for in an adult volunteer is an interest in working with young people. You need energy, enthusiasm and a sense of humour. What you don’t necessarily need is any military background or an exceptional level of fitness – though if you do have these qualities, we’d love to hear from you!
Being mature, responsible and patient is important, and the ability to work in a team and communicate effectively is very useful.
As well as people with knowledge and experience of the topics in the Army Proficiency Certificate, we also need people with good administrative, organisational, counselling and managerial skills. When young cadets are away at camp, it’s as important to have people who can deal with homesickness, as those who can lead a hike across the hills or build an improvised shelter in the woods. We need people who can help our young people develop mentally and socially as well as physically.