Expand Your Horizons!
The Air Training Corps (ATC) needs high calibre adult volunteers to run its activities. Flying, climbing, shooting, rugby, football and netball are just a taste of the activities offered by the Air Cadets to young people aged 12-20. But to deliver this exciting programme - and our respected academic syllabus - we need adult volunteers from all walks of life.
How Can I Help?
Adult Volunteers play a vital role in all aspects of cadet life, whether organizing activities, encouraging and educating cadets or helping the squadron run smoothly.
Who Can Become an Adult Volunteer?
We welcome all responsible adults - male or female - from all social backgrounds, cultures and religions. You do not need to have any prior military experience. Minimum age to volunteer is 20 years old. Any training you may require, or feel you need will be provided.
What Will I Get Out of It?
You can take part in activities you couldn't do elsewhere else and gain nationally recognized qualifications at the same time. Our volunteers tell us they gain a huge sense of achievement from helping young people realise their potential.
Are There Different Levels of Involvement?
Most adult staff join as Civilian Instructors. Some move on to uniformed service as an SNCO or Commissioned RAFVR(T) Officer. Each squadron also has a Civilian Committee, which supports the squadron in many important ways, such as fundraising and recruitment. You choose your level of involvement!
How Much Time Will I Need To Give?
Civilian Instructors and Civilian Committee members give as much or as little time as they can manage. Uniformed staff are expected to give a minimum commitment of 12 hours per month.
Do I Need Any Qualifications?
Everyone has a skill they can put to good use! All you need is enthusiasm and the ability to communicate with young people. If you have professional skills even better! The Squadron holds a lot of Training information/resources to help support you.
Are There Opportunities For My Own Development?
We will encourage you to develop your existing talents, learn new skills and gain nationally recognized qualifications such as NVQ certificates, Mountain Leaders, First Aid and glider instructor qualifications.
If this sounds the thing for you or you would like more information then the next step is to come and visit us on one of our parade nights (Mondays & Thursdays) at our building behind Caedmon School from 7.30pm. Here you can have an informal chat with the OC and find out what opportunities are available.
Alternatively Click Here to contact us through our website or call us on (01947) 825764.