Volunteer Opportunities for Adults


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Navy League Cadets are boys and girls between the ages of 9 to 12. Navy League Cadets come from many different backgrounds, but they all share a common interest.

Making Friends and Having Fun!

There are over three thousand Navy League Cadets in over a hundred towns and cities! The goals of our program are to develop good citizenship, patriotism, self-respect, discipline, teamwork, healthy living, and respect for others.


Navy League Cadets is designed to offer activities that are both fun and educational.


First Aid
  • Sailing
  • Camping
  • Swiming
  • Music
  • Sports
  • Ceremonies
  • First-Aid
  • Water Safety
  • Communications
  • Trips




How often do Cadets Meet?

Most corps (that’s what we call each group) meet one evening every week. Corps will also plan occasional weekend activities or trips.

Is this a military program?

No. The Navy League of Canada is a civilian organization. Our cadet program uses a Naval theme as a platform to develop patriotism, good citizenship, a sense of duty, self-discipline and respect for others.

How much does the program cost?

Although some corps charge a small administration fee, most corps are free. To make this possible, cadets are expected to participate in fundraising activities.

What are the membership requirements?

Cadets - The program is open to all youth in Canada between the ages of 9 and 12.

Adults - In order to be a volunteer with the Navy League Cadet Program you have to be:

  • 18 or older;
  • In good health; and,
  • A member of good standing in your community.

Officer TrainingDo you have to buy a Uniform?

No. Cadet and Officer uniforms are provided by The Navy League of Canada. As a volunteer will be required to maintain your uniform and return it when you leave.

How are volunteer leaders selected?

The Navy League of Canada has a Screening Program for Prospective Volunteers. Volunteer Screening serves two main purposes:

To create and maintain a safe environment for our Cadets and Volunteers

To ensure an appropriate match between each volunteer and their duties

Are there training programs for Volunteers?

Yes. All Navy League Cadet Volunteers are provided opportunities for Professional Development, including Home Study and Weekend Training. With subjects such as Leadership and Instructional Technique, the skills you learn will undoubtedly benefit you in your career as well.

What other benefits are there?Awards

We value the service of our volunteers. In addition to joy and fullillment you gain from volunteering, The Navy League of Canada has a comprehensive Awards and Recognition Program. This includes awards at the Local, Regional and National Levels.

Where do I sign up?

Visit our Corps Locator, an interactive map that will help you contact your local corps. Or, you can also call: 1-800-375-NAVY(6289) or email: national@navyleague.ca.