Cadet force adult volunteers are the lifeblood of our cadet forces. Without their commitment and enthusiasm, the very real benefits of the ‘cadet experience’ could not be enjoyed by the many thousands of young people who choose to become cadets in Yorkshire and the Humber.
Of course, the reasons people volunteer are varied. But as well as the satisfaction they get from ‘giving something back’, they also gain fresh confidence from taking on the challenge of being part of the cadet movement.
For all our volunteers, one of the main motivations is the pleasure of seeing young people grow in stature, expand their horizons, make positive life choices and be inspired to achieve things they never thought they could.
More reasons people volunteer with the cadets
Adult volunteers get the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications across a wide variety of activities such as first aid,
adventurous training, leadership, sports and recreation.
As an adult volunteer, you’ll have no shortage of chances to gain training and experience in skills such as leadership, management and communications, which can be of benefit in the workplace and to your careers.
A ready-made social life
Many of our adult volunteers say they make great friends in the cadets because they are mixing with like-minded people in a highly respected, structured national youth organisation.
In a typical year, our cadets enjoy fantastic opportunities to go outside the United Kingdom. It could be a week-long camp in the military areas of Gibraltar or a historical visit to northern France. Adult volunteers often get brilliant opportunities to organise and accompany their cadets to different parts of the world.