Become an Adult Volunteer

Over 20? Seeking a new challenge? Would you like to develop skills, leadership qualities and gain qualifications too?

At Air Cadets, we constantly assess our past achievements, implement changes to meet the challenges of today and make plans for the future, and a huge part of that planning is you! As the backbone of the organisation we’re always on the look out 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. 

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. You need not be an athlete though a could level of physical fitness also helps to keep up with the cadets. 

Five-Step Guide to becoming an Adult Volunteer

What Role can I do?

Civilian Instructor 

Senior NCO

Commissioned Officer

Civilian Instructor

Commissioned Officer

Senior NCO

Why I Joined?

“When I finished my cadet career at the age of twenty, I wanted to give back to the organisation that gave me so much. So I volunteered as a Commissioned Officer.”

Pilot Officer Foster RAFAC

“After serving over 22 years in the Army, as I left I was looking for something to help me settle into civilian life. My son suggested the RAF Air Cadets.”

Flight Sergeant Mitchell RAFAC

“When I first moved to this area, I didn’t really know anyone. Volunteering gave me a chance to meet new people, make new friends and gain new skills in an assortment of areas, some which have carried through to work.”

Civilian Instructor Anderson