BC Mainland Division

Become a Navy League of Canada Volunteer with British Columbia Mainland Division

Volunteer The successful youth programs we support are made possible by our dedicated volunteers who contribute at all levels of our organization, from local activities to area and division initiatives. Most of our volunteers are friends and family of current or past cadets, or were cadets themselves. They all believe in our youth programming and are eager to share their knowledge.

There are several different types of volunteering positions within the Navy League of Canada, providing adults with opportunities to exercise and learn personnel management, a sense of community, and share specialized skills they may already have. Whether you are interested in teaching and working with youth, or would like to develop your own professional skills as a member of your local Branch, the Navy League of Canada is happy to welcome you to our community and assist you in finding a suitable volunteer role.

What volunteer roles are available with Navy League Cadets?

The Navy League Cadet Corps are managed and supervised by adult volunteers who are enrolled as Navy League Officers or Navy League Instructors. Officers are granted warrants by the Navy League of Canada, wear naval pattern uniforms and use naval ranks followed by a Navy League (NL) designator. Navy League Officers are civilians, not members of the Canadian Armed Forces.

All Navy League Cadet Volunteers are provided opportunities to develop their skills. These include home study and weekend training courses in leadership and instructional techniques.

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Is becoming a Branch volunteer for me?

Navy League Cadet Corps and Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps has an associated Navy League Branch working behind the scenes to support the efforts of the training staff. The Branch manages a variety of items to ensure the corps activities can run smoothly, including fundraising initiatives, insurance policies, and community liaison.

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How do we celebrate our amazing volunteers?

We value the service of our volunteers. In addition to the joy and fulfillment you gain from volunteering, The Navy League of Canada has a comprehensive awards and recognition program. Awards are presented at the local, regional and national levels.

Where do I sign up?

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Or email Bev Lovell, with your name, contact information and location. We will connect you with a corps or branch in your area to explore volunteer opportunities.

How do I find out more about working with Royal Canadian Sea Cadets?

The Royal Canadian Sea Cadet program is managed and supervised by CIC (Cadet Instructor Cadre) Officers, who are paid members of the Canadian Armed Forces. For details, please have a look at the Cadets Canada webpage.

Not everyone who wants to work with sea cadets has to enroll in the Canadian Armed Forces. Civilian Instructors (CI) may be hired to complement the knowledge and skill set of the CIC staff. Many are highly specialized in particular areas of cadet training such as first aid, music or biathlon. CIs who do not have regular positions may serve as unpaid volunteers.