Mayor’s Theme 2021/22

Encouraging Adult Volunteers for Basingstoke Cadet Communities

Currently the number of local cadets in the borough is below the national average because there is a significant shortage of adult volunteers.

The Mayor Cllr Cubitt has seen what a difference the cadet movements can make to young people, helping them to develop life skills, such as problem solving and teamwork.
She is keen that the current lack of volunteers doesn’t stop more young people having the chance to benefit.
During her Mayoral year, Cllr Cubitt will be encouraging more adults to volunteer to support the combined, sea, army, air, police and St John Ambulance cadet groups.No qualifications or former military experience is required as full training is provided and volunteers also benefit from developing leadership skills.

Mayor promoting cadets

Benefits to Cadets

  • Huge benefits to young people by broadening their horizons, giving them great opportunities to develop their individual strengths and enabling them to learn important life skills
  • Potential career opportunities
  • Life experiences

Benefits to Volunteers

  • Opportunity to gain vocational qualifications such as BTEC and City and Guilds •A rewarding experience and a great way to give back to the local community
  • Socialising and making new friends
  • Feeling valued as a member of a team
  • Knowing making a difference to the lives of young people

Benefits to Organisations

  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Employees developing their own skills such as leadership, team building and increased confidence
  • Increasing morale and happiness in teams

Click to view the South East RFCA YouTube video of Adult Volunteers having their say about volunteering
Click to view the South East RFCA YouTube video of Adult Volunteers having their say about volunteering

Interested in becoming an adult cadet volunteer?


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