Volunteering & Fundraising
The Sponsoring Committee (SSC) holds various fundraising events throughout the year to support additional training and optional activities that are not funded by the Department of National Defence (DND). What is truly needed is a small commitment of your time as the parent or guardian of a cadet.
It is important to clarify that you do not need to undergo the screening process if you wish to volunteer your time at the parent driven fundraising events; however, if you will be participating in activities where cadets are involved on a regular basis, screening is required. We ask that you go to the Sponsoring Committee Tab of the website and select Volunteer Screening Forms to download and complete the Volunteer Application and Consent to Background Check. Upon completion, bring them to the SSC so that the interview and reference check portion of the process can be completed. Becoming an Air Cadet League Member Volunteer will help ensure that all our activities are run in a safe environment.
Below are a few examples of our Squadron fundraising activities that parent assistance is needed:
UNITED WAY CAMPAIGN
Did you know 706 Squadron is a registered charity? As such, you can direct some or all of your United Way donation to 706 Squadron. We are registered as Air Cadet League Of Canada - 706 Ottawa Snowy Owl Squadron and our registration # is 123613523RR0033.
Since 2017, the 706 squadron participates in a hike-a-thon during the fall Field Training Exercise. This is one of the two fundraising events cadets are required to participate in. This is an opportunity for each cadet to make a contribution by raising funds to support the many activities they have the opportunity to participate in each year. Cadets are encouraged to use their creativity to obtain pledges from neighbours, family and friends.
The second fundraising event for the cadets is "tag day". A tag day is when cadets will stand outside of local businesses and ask the business patrons if they would like to support Air Cadets. For each donation, the cadet hands out a "tag" which the person can wear showing that they have supported the squadron. This is a great opportunity for the cadets to speak about the experiences they have had while in the air cadet program. Our biggest requirement for this event is "screened" supervisors at each location.
Every Thursday training night the 706 Canteen is open for business! Run by our Canteen Coordinator, cadets can purchase drinks and snack food at minimal cost; free fruit is always available. This is a small fundraiser for the squadron and if you would like to donate a gift card to a grocery store for canteen supplies, it would be greatly appreciated. Parents who have completed the volunteer screening process can sign up to help with the canteen on Thursday nights.
The Sponsoring Committee welcomes your ideas and participation, and more importantly, looks forward to seeing you at all of the squadron activities.