RANGER CADETS is a pilot not-for-profit voluntary uniformed programme for young people aged 13-19 years old in England that will be launching in 2020.
- Pro-actively work against social exclusion and encourage inclusion.
- Make a valuable contribution to our local communities.
- Provide our young people, many of whom come from disadvantaged backgrounds and areas, positive role models, skills & personal development as well as fun activities, to encourage them into the mainstream,
- Raise personal aspirations, discipline, respect, self-confidence, self-worth, and self-belief.
RANGER CADETS specifically will provide a range of activities and personal development opportunities, which promote physical, intellectual, mental, social and spiritual well-being of both the individual and the team. This helps achieve a young person’s full inner potential positively through 'learning by doing,' giving young people fresh opportunities, responsibility and a sense of community and belonging. We believe this is more essential and relevant than ever before due to the challenges facing society and young people in the UK today.
The Volunteer Role:
We are seeking approx. 8-10 adult volunteers aged 18 plus to Volunteer with us in a pilot uniformed cadet programme as Adult Officers where you will run a weekly evening based cadet unit for 2 hours every week with occasional weekend daytime activities such as attending public events as Ranger Cadets, training or other adhoc activities.
During your initial training you will have the opportunity to show us your skills, experience, abilities and qualities in which after you have been trained, you will be awarded the Officer Grade 7 Rank for your uniform, which usually becomes with the role of Officer In Charge of a Cadet Unit or Programme or their Deputy Officer. This is the first step in the advancement programme at Ranger Cadets.
You will also take part in activities, public events and help us in developing our pilot uniformed cadet programme into a fully-fledged organisation. You will learn leadership skills, get to lead on sessions and activities, and become one of the Adult Officers within Ranger Cadets.
We require a minimum of approx. 12 months commitment for this role (longer if you want to stay beyond our pilot programme) and move up the ranks of the Ranger Cadets.
By taking part you will take part in fun, rewarding activities and gain new experiences. You will also be able to help us shape and develop our programme, ensuring that it’s fun, interactive and relevant to the needs of young people and you will also help the Ranger Cadets in other areas such as recruiting more young people and adult volunteers into the organisation, taking a lead in their training and development and supporting the running of the Ranger Cadets, while also being the faces of the organisation, taking part in publicity events and so much more.
Previous experience as a Cadet, Officer or within a Cadet Organisation would be an added bonus but is not essential. We welcome people from all backgrounds, abilities and diversity as we are a tolerant and welcoming organisation to all.
To sign up just email us and we will send you a Registration and Consent Form.