News

June 1st 2015

Volunteers needed in Nottingham

Adults who are interested in volunteering with the Army Cadet Force (ACF) in Nottingham are being encouraged to get in touch.

The ACF is one of the UK’s largest youth organisations and offers both male and female adult volunteers opportunities to develop leadership and managerial skills, as well as having the chance to have a positive impact on the lives of young people.

Nottinghamshire ACF’s Sherwood Detachment, based on Wesley Street, is one of the units currently looking to train new recruits.

Second Lieutenant Tom Tidy, aged 25, who works as a Lettings Manager in his civilian career, and is based at the ACF’s Sherwood detachment, said: “I have got so much out of being involved in the ACF both personally and professionally. Seeing a shy young person come in to the unit meeting new friends and building in confidence is priceless.

“There are lots of qualifications on offer too that adults in the ACF can work towards, which could benefit individuals in their civilian workplace. I’ve never looked back since I joined the ACF and would encourage anyone looking for a new volunteering challenge to get in touch.”

Colonel Alan Burt, Commandant of Nottinghamshire ACF, said: “Volunteering to help develop and inspire the young people of the county is personally very satisfying and can lead to new qualifications and leadership skills. The ACF helps to enhance the opportunities available to young people by providing vocational and non-vocational qualifications that remain with them for life.”

To find out more about joining Nottinghamshire ACF call 0115 983 7642, email em-not-ao@rfca.org  or visit www.armycadets.com for more information.

“Volunteering to help develop and inspire the young people of the county is personally very satisfying and can lead to new qualifications and leadership skills. "