Want to lead the next generation?

Over 20? Looking for a new challenge, and want make a real difference to young people across Staffordshire? We are always keen to welcome new adult volunteers to our ranks, either in uniform or as a Civilian Instructor, all we ask is a few hours of your time each week.

After your initial training and checks to enable you to work with young people we will start to develop your skills, so don’t worry that you don’t know much about the activities we offer – we just ask you to be keen to learn and to do your best for the cadets at all times.

Once you have become an accredited member of staff, more specialised courses become available – these include adventure training, sports, shooting and professional skills. Volunteering with Staffordshire Wing could even lead to a recognised qualification in youth leadership and training.

Still want to know more about our activities?

Find out #WhatWeDo

Ready to volunteer? Here’s the checklist:

The minimum joining age for the ATC is 12 and in Year 8 at school. The maximum age to join is 17. If you’re in this band, then great, move onto step 2…
We have 32 units across South Cheshire, Staffordshire and the Black Country and there are another 920 around the rest of the UK. So, take the time to use our squadron locator to find your nearest Staffs Wing squadron or visit the Air Cadets website.
The Air Cadets to some amazing activities: flying, gliding, target shooting, fieldcraft, rock climbing, kayaking, mountaineering, parachuting, engineering, visits overseas, the list goes on and on and on and on!

If you’re still unconvinced, have a look over on our #WhatWeDo section!

Not only do we have too many jaw-dropping activities to list, but every cadet will spend their ATC Career gaining qualifications that will support them through school, college, university and their careers.

From BTECs in Teamwork, Aviation and Leadership through to the Duke of Edinburgh award, from top First Aid Qualifications to adventure training certifications, you’ll gain lots from the Air Cadets.

There’s lots to know about the Air Cadets.

You might have questions about the cost, when you’re expected to meet, where the uniform comes from, what happens when you reach the age of 18 or how we support people with disabilities. So before you go any further, make sure you check out our FAQs.

Last step… get in touch!

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