As the backbone of our organisation we're always on the lookout for high-calibre individuals to become volunteers, helping to run the activities that play such an important role in the lives of our young members.
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!
And it doesn't stop there. If you choose, you may apply to become a sergeant or an officer.
We welcome all responsible adults (aged 20 years upwards), of any gender, from all social backgrounds, cultures and religions. You don't need to have any prior military experience, just enthusiasm and commitment.
It's not just the cadets that we like to see excel. We lead by example, and only by having fully trained, qualified and capable staff can we encourage confident, responsible cadets. We’ll supply all the training you require for the activities you assist with or lead, including health and safety, first aid and leadership courses which are essential to a safe environment in which the cadets can be physically challenged with adventurous training and competitive sports.
Our volunteers say they gain a huge sense of achievement from helping young people realise their potential. Why not give it a try?
Skills & Experience required:
Enthusiasm to work in a team to develop opportunities and deliver activities to young people.
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.