Become an Adult Volunteer

We are currently in urgent need of more volunteers to help keep the army cadet detachments running.

Do you, or someone you know – friends, other family members, neighbours etc – have a few hours a week to help us out? Even if you can only spare one evening a week, or perhaps can only help on odd occasions when time allows, we would still love to hear from you or anyone you know who might be able to support us. There are many practical benefits of volunteering with us, including:

  • Opportunity to participate in cadet activities (adventure training, expeditions etc)
  • Gaining new skills
  • Achieving Vocational Qualifications
  • Volunteer Allowance
  • Expenses for any travel

No military experience or background is required and we provide all the training you require.

Of course, the biggest benefit and greatest reward from volunteering in the ACF is helping young people learn new skills, overcome fears or difficulties and seeing them grow into responsible young adults. If you want to, you also have the opportunity to take part in the same activities as the cadets, such as adventurous training (canoeing, mountain biking, rock climbing etc), fieldcraft, shooting and even travel abroad on international exercises.  You can develop your own strengths such as leadership skills, team building and confidence, and you can even gain vocational qualifications ranging from St John Ambulance First Aid through to Mountain Leader Training.

If you would like to know more, or you know someone who may be interested in helping us, please visit the Army Cadet Force website at and click on ‘Volunteer with us’ where there is lots of information about volunteering with the ACF and a simple form to register your interest, or just drop into the detachment and have a chat.

Just a few hours a week can make a big difference… to you and the young people you could help inspire. 

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