What will I be doing?
As a volunteer you provide essential capability to the Air Force Cadets by supporting the Instructors of Cadets (IOC) and Officers of Cadets (OOC) in the management, supervision and conduct of cadet activities. As a registered Defence Approved Helper (DAH) you will generally provide support on an occasional basis, or provide regular 'back office' support. However, your commitment in terms of days per annum will vary depending on the needs of your unit, and your individual availability.
As a DAH, you will assist in a supervisory role and can be included as part of the adult supervisor/cadet supervision ratio for activities, but you will not be the sole supervisor of any activity.
You will also be required to maintain/renew required certifications and competencies such as Working With Children clearances etc. and prescribed annual awareness training.
If you have experience, or would like to develop skills in teaching, then you may be requested to help either deliver training, or mentor senior cadets in teaching lessons at cadet activities. Otherwise, you may also be engaged in administrative or operational roles such as:
- office administration (e.g. rosters, filing, reception, finance)
- training administration (e.g. training plans, activity administration)
- logistics duties (such as issue of uniforms, ordering and management of stores)