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How can I help The Cavaliers?

The Cavaliers Drum & Bugle Corps has a proud and longstanding tradition of volunteer support from our friends, fans, family, and alumni. Without this generous support, The Cavaliers would not be able to focus on providing the life-changing experiences and quality education that have been the fabric of this corps for more than 60 years.

Volunteering can work with anyone's schedule, whether you're able to donate hours, days, weeks, or a month of your time. You don't have to be an expert, but we ask that our volunteers be physically able with a positive attitude, at least 21 years of age if joining The Cavaliers during the summer tour, and able to dedicate a minimum of four (4) hours of your time.

NOTE: If you have a specialized skill set not listed below, please contact us and we'll find a way to utilize your skills as a volunteer. There are many tasks that need to be accomplished each day...we will find the right opportunity for you!

Background Checks

All adults (staff, volunteers, etc.) who stay with The Cavaliers during camps or other times will need a background check*. Volunteers pay for this individual background check ($20) themselves. 

*Individuals who would like to volunteer only during the day for a limited duration are not required to complete a background check.


As part of The Cavaliers' internal developments and improvements, ALL volunteers who serve The Cavaliers (or any of our student programs) MUST pay for and complete a background check through our vendor One Source prior to volunteering.

Once completed, volunteer background checks will then be required every two years. The Cavaliers will keep records to notify you when your next background check is due for completion.

The safety and well-being of our students is a top priority for The Cavaliers and the entire organization. We trust that you agree and recognize the importance of background checks as we look to serve our mission and our students even better.

Here are the instructions for completing your One Source background check for The Cavaliers:

1. CLICK HERE to submit your background check request and the associated $20.00 payment paid directly to OneSource.

2. Enter your basic information including Full Legal Name, Address, Social Security Number, Date of Birth, Phone Number, and Email Address >> Click "NEXT" Button.

3. On following page, find General Release line and click "SEND SIGNATURE EMAIL." This will send you a release form to sign electronically to the email account you provided on the previous page.

4. Open and digitally sign the release form via email, then select "I AGREE" at the bottom of the One Source page and click "ENTER ORDER."

5. On the Payment page, click on the PayPal logo to submit your $20.00 payment. You will see a window/tab open that will prompt you to pay via PayPal account OR by credit/debit card (located under PayPal option).

6. Submit're finished!

Typical background checks take 2-3 business days. The Cavaliers will notify you once the background check is complete. Note that we require a successful background check prior to volunteer service with any of our student programs. No exceptions.

Please let us know if you have any questions about the background check, and thank you for your dedication to The Cavaliers!



Fair Credit Reporting Act Notice: Information contained herein should not be the sole determiner in the evaluation of this individual. (Human error in compiling this information is possible.) All other factors, references and current situations should be considered. The information in this report is derived from records in accordance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA, Public Law 91-508, Title VI) this information may only be used to verify statements made by the individual for insurance or employment purposes or in connection with other business. ONE SOURCE requires end users of these reports to have a signed authorization form. Further more, end users will abide by their obligations and remain in compliance of the FCRA. Criminal record searches are conducted using name & date of birth. Social security numbers are not used in criminal searches, unless noted. Not all counties/states report back 7 years.

ONE SOURCE does not verify that social security numbers are accurate or issued to the applicant, unless specifically ordered by the client with additional consent from the applicant. Applicant Verification searches with SSN's reported as Unable to Validate are either not valid or were issued after June 2011.

ONE SOURCE does not guarantee the accuracy of this or any other report. The sources of criminal records are maintained by fallible human sources and can contain incorrect or partial information. As errors can occur all candidates are provided basic rights by the FCRA. A summary of those rights can be found below in a link titled "FCRA Rights" (A copy of these rights can also be found on our website at All purchasers, end users and subscribers are required to notify a candidate if they make an adverse decision based whole or in part upon information contained within the report. All pre-adverse and adverse notification letters are provided to you at no cost in the links below.

Statewide Criminal - As several states make automated county searches available, which include all counties in the state, One Source desires to include that additional information for our clients. One Source will only utilize a statewide system if it consistently meets the exact same requirements that we utilize for a single county search. All counties in the state are required to use the system equally in terms of types of records recorded for a MINIMUM seven (7) years. One Source does not substitute database, state patrol or other types of record searches for Statewide Criminal. Statewide Criminal is ALWAYS county criminal from every county in the state.

One Source will report back as far as the county allows unless there are state, client, court, vendor or legal restrictions. Seven (7) years minimum is the industry standard.

Global Watch - This search involves accessing a variety of federal, state, and industry sanctions lists or Terrorist Watch Lists. Additional sanctions and watch lists are added as U.S. or foreign governments and international organizations release them. These lists include:

1. OFAC Specially Designated nationals (SDN) & Blocked Persons, Sanctioned Countries

2. OFAC Sanctioned Countries, including Major Cities and Ports*

3. Non-Cooperative Countries and Territories*

4. Department of State Trade Control (DTC) Debarred Parties

5. U.S. Bureau of Industry & Security (Formerly BXA)- a. Unverified Entities List, b. Denied entities list, c. Denied Persons List

6. FBI Most Wanted Terrorists & Seeking Information, Top 10 Most Wanted

7. INTERPOL Most Wanted List

8. Bank of England, OSFI Canadian, United Nations Sanctions List

9. Politically Exposed Persons List

10. European Union Terrorism List

11. World Bank Ineligible Firms

*Lists notated with an asterisk (*) indicate a geographic-based sanctions list. Additional sanctions and watch lists are added as U.S. or foreign governments and international organizations release them.

National Sex Offender Registry - includes Sex Offender Registration Information from all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam.


When/where are volunteers needed?

Check out The Cavaliers' tour schedule to see where the Green Machine will be traveling this upcoming summer. Volunteer support is needed each day in all the areas outlined below (and more).

How do I sign up?

To express your interest in volunteering, please complete our Volunteer Form. If you have any questions, email our Volunteer Coordinator at, and we'll get back to you promptly.

Medical/Health & Wellness Team

LOOKING FOR: Cavaliers Medical Group (CMG) is looking for licensed RNs, LPNs, MDs, Physical & Occupational Therapists, EMTs, Paramedics, Athletic Trainers, and Sports Medicine volunteer personnel to advance the health and wellness of The Cavaliers' membership.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Assisting CMG team lead with dispensing and charting medications, treating illnesses and injuries, communicating with CMG network, hydrating the membership, etc.

If you fit this description (or you know someone who does), please send a resume along with any questions to

Food Service/Kitchen Team

LOOKING FOR: Physically able volunteers--both with and without kitchen/cooking experience--who can dedicate at least four (4) hours to supporting the service of four (4) meals a day to members, staff, and volunteers.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Assisting Food Service team lead with prepping and serving a variety of meals, inventory and food deliveries, grocery shopping, cleaning and sanitizing, washing dishes, trash removal, packing up cook truck vehicle, etc. 

Transportation Team

LOOKING FOR: Drivers with regular licenses (vans, box trucks), CDL Class B with airbrake and passenger endorsements (coach buses), and CDL Class A (full-size semi tractor trailer).

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: See our Professional Driver listing here.

Uniform Team

LOOKING FOR: Physically able volunteers--both with and without basic sewing/alteration skills--who are detail oriented and organized to support all Uniform Team projects for the care and maintenance of our uniforms.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Daily mending and alterations, cleaning and loading uniform and costume parts, show-day support, uniform landry efforts, etc.

Merchandise Sales Team

LOOKING FOR: Cavalier Promotions, Inc. (CPI) is looking for physically able volunteers--both with and without retail sales experience--who have an outgoing personality, a sense of style and presentation, and a basic understanding of sales techniques and simple math.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Assist Merchandise Sales team lead in managing merchandise inventory, setting up and loading merchandise vehicle before each sales event, engaging with customers, selling The Cavaliers merchandise, and representing the brand.

Prop & Equipment Team

LOOKING FOR: Physically able volunteers--both with and without maintenance experience--who are patient problem solvers, detail oriented, and love working with your hands.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE: Assist Operations team with managing all touring equipment, vehicles, and field props for The Cavaliers, including repairs, part replacement, loading, and unloading.

Life on the road can be physically and mentally demanding with the majority of sleep taking place on a bus and a fair amount of physical labor involved for some positions. Please be sure to consider this when deciding to volunteer for tour.

If you have concerns about touring, we would still love to have you volunteer locally when The Cavaliers are in your area.