The Cadets Volunteer Association is a support group for members, staff, and volunteers of The Cadets. Through their mission, they aim to help make their world a better and safer place. Using combined skills in varying fields, the volunteers assist in teaching responsibility and teamwork to help support the true heroes of tomorrow, our youth.
Volunteering with The Cadets is an incredibly rewarding experience. Not only will you help make a difference in the lives of hundreds of young men and women, but you will also enjoy the unique opportunity to become part of The Cadets family. For over 85 years, Alumni, parents, family, and friends of The Cadets have donated countless hours to help provide an extraordinary experience for our members. The following are some areas where we could use your help:
ANY SKILL. NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED.
(Except for driving and medical, of course.)
MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH US.
Please click here to contact the Cadets Volunteer Coordinator.
Emergencies do happen and The Cadets will make every effort to get you to a nearby transportation center, however, you will be responsible for all costs associated with your travel.
Depending on the volunteer position you sign up for, the amount of physical activity may vary tremendously. We recommend that volunteers are comfortable with being on their feet 5-7 hours/day, lifting 20+lbs, and exposure to high temperatures and other extreme environmental conditions. Some medical conditions may also hinder full participation in work duties.
There may be small blocks of time during the day when you will have time to relax or catch a nap, but for the most part, our volunteers are “on duty” most of the day. We have a handful of free/laundry days throughout the tour where you will be on your own to explore a given city.
Volunteers must provide their own transportation to and from wherever the corps is on tour. Transportation to and from the airport/train station will be provided. Once you are on the road with us, housing, transportation, and food are all-inclusive. However, there may be some free days while you are with us where you will need to provide a meal or two for yourself. As a volunteer, you will also get a free pass into the shows we attend. Please reach out to Michele Teevan, Operations Manager at email@example.com before booking any flights or tickets on or off tour.
While on the road, volunteers ride and sleep on an entertainer coach bus equipped with bunk beds, couches, a refrigerator, a bathroom, and a TV! During camps and throughout pre-tour, volunteers will either sleep in dorm rooms or in a separate classroom at the housing site. We recommend that no matter what part of tour you help out on that you bring sleeping gear; either a camping pad, air mattress and sleeping bag work well.