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"Nothing could be more rewarding than being there with the corps, behind the scenes, knowing that in some small way I was helping those magnificent kids do what they do best. How often in life do you get a chance to be a part of something so amazing? It wasn't always easy, but I wouldn't trade a minute of it. The friendships I've made during my years with The Cadets will stay with me for a lifetime." Pam Watkins, Food Service


Spring Training and Tour

We are now scheduling volunteers for Spring Training and the 2014 Summer Tour.

The Cadets' Spring Training will be held in a TBD location from May 15 through June 11. If you're interested in volunteering during Spring Training or the summer tour, please fill out this short 2014 Volunteer Interest Form.

We need foodservice volunteers, drivers, seamstresses, handymen and more! Please see our Volunteer Handbook for more information and feel free to e-mail Lainey Braatz at if you have any questions.


"From the first camp in November to finals night, I got to see, listen to, feed and stand in awe of this group of young people. I consider myself blessed and fortunate to be associated with such a group." Matt Sargent, Food Service

Volunteer News

The Spirit of Band: 2 Bands, 1 Show

Looking past competition to make great music

Volunteer Spotlight: Ben Regalado

Each week, Volunteer Coordinator Ashley Pittman will be contacting past and present USBands volunteers to be in the spotlight. First on deck is Ben Regalado of Severna Park, MD.

We will begin scheduling for summer volunteers in the next few weeks!

Volunteer Resources

The Cadets' 2014 Tour Calendar  
Our most up-to-date summer calendar
2014 Volunteer Interest Form

Please fill out this form to let us know you're interested
Volunteer Handbook
More information about volunteering for The Cadets
Current Volunteer Schedule
Our current schedule of volunteers and open dates 
A list of suggested travel dates and airports


"Great people, family atmosphere, gittin' the job done and making it all happen. It's awesome to come back for day trips to shows and housing sites after you leave tour. It feels like you never left, above all, having been made to feel welcome from the very start." John Alchevsky, Driver/Handyman

To become a volunteer...

1. View the Tour Calendar to see when The Cadets' schedule lines up with yours.

2. Let us know when and where you're available by emailing

3. We'll confirm your dates via email, help you find the role that best fits your abilities and answer any questions you may have.


Studies Show: Volunteering Is Good for Your Health

According to The Health Benefits of Volunteering: A Review of Recent Research, individuals who volunteer on a regular basis have greater longevity, higher functional ability, lower rates of depression and less incidence of heart disease.