Badgers and Cadets Youth Team volunteers
Be part of a team that empowers and supports young
As one of our Cadets or Badgers youth team volunteers,
you'll be trained to provide our young people with both life skills
and life saving skills, all while having fun!
What you'll get up to
You’ll be volunteering with Badgers (aged 7-10) or Cadets (aged
10-18). You’ll help to support them to care for others, gain new
experiences, and learn important life skills, including first
You’ll have the chance to design your own role. This could
involve running fun activities, such as outdoor events, summer
camps, or providing more ‘behind-the-scenes’ support.
You’ll also have the chance to learn first aid. As well as the
opportunity to become a Youth Leader with the support and guidance
from a friendly volunteer manager.
Duke of Edinburgh's Award Leader
There is also the opportunity to become a volunteer Duke of
Edinburgh's (D of E) Award Leader. You'll be mentoring and
supporting our young people as they work through the award
programme. You'll be working with Cadets, students, and adult
volunteers from the ages 14 to 25.
We'll provide you with training to develop your skills and
experience. You'll also be able to design your own role,
whether it's providing more 'behind-the-scenes' support or using
your current skills such as a Mountain Leader qualification to
run an expedition in Snowdonia.
‘Volunteering’s taught me so many things that will help
with my career – everything from interview skills to writing better
emails! I’ve also gained communication, listening and presentation
skills. Now I can stand up in front of a group and not shy away. I
love empowering young people – it’s inspiring.’
– Ben, Youth Leader
Flexible time commitment
The Youth Team volunteer and Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Leader are flexible volunteer roles. Whether it's once a week
or once a month, you can volunteer as much or as little as suits
you and your lifestyle.
Both roles are exempt from the provisions of the
Rehabilitations Offenders Act and as such an Enhanced DBS check
will be required.
Apply now for a role in your region
Youth Team volunteer:
Apply for a Youth Team role in the North
Apply for a Youth Team role in London and the South
Apply for a Youth Team role in the East
Apply for a Youth Team role in the West
Duke of Edinburgh's Award Leader:
Apply for a D of E Award Leader role in the North
Apply for a D of E Award Leader role in London and the
Apply for a D of E Award Leader role in the East
Apply for a D of E Award Leader role in the West
Find out more about what it's like to be a volunteer
with our youth team:
Roles in this category include:
||Minimum time commitment
Youth Team - As a youth team
volunteer you will support the delivery and preparation
of our youth programmes.
first aid experience required
|Duke of Edinburgh's Award Leader - you'll be
mentoring and supporting our young people through the award
||No previous first aid experience required