Volunteers: Staff Volunteers

Volunteers are the backbone of our organization and vital to the success of our cadets. We're always looking for high-calibre individuals to become volunteers and help run the activities that play an important role in Canada's largest Youth Leadership Training program.

The most common volunteer designation is Civilian Volunteer (CV) and it's a varied role allowing you to use your skills where they best fit, and give as much or little time as you can.


You must be over 19 years of age but you do not need military experience or any form of previous training. Volunteers help us operate effectively by being well organized, having good managerial and administrative skills as well as the ability to listen to problems and deal with them tactfully and appropriately. Having patience, maturity and responsibility along with an understanding of high functioning youth and their needs is important.

Our volunteer staff also come from a range of backgrounds and interests, but if you have experience working with young people, or any relevant skills such as flying, gliding or even past cadet or military experience, you would be particularly welcome. But these experiences are not essential, as we train and support our volunteers at every stage.

The Benefits

The benefits of being a part of the Royal Canadian Air Cadet organization are the same for volunteers as they are for the cadets – the opportunity to participate in exciting activities and develop personal skills and talents for free.

Your dedication and effort pay-off in the achievements you inspire among some of Canada's most determined, motivated, disciplined and accomplished youth. But it isn't just the cadets that benefit because you will have the same opportunities as cadets to develop leadership skills and gain qualifications that may be useful in your personal life and career.

If volunteering with Air Cadets is for you and you really show your skills, you could end up taking on more responsibility and becoming a paid Civilian Instructor or an Officer in the Cadet Instructor Cadre (CIC) of the Canadian Armed Forces (CF). The Squadron Staff can guide you through the process but, if you have the potential, we'll let you know.

Our volunteers say they gain a huge sense of achievement from helping young people realize their potential. Why not give it a try?

Start the Volunteer Process

If you are interested being a Volunteer, then contact the Squadron using the contact information on our Contact Us page.