Our Unit is run entirely by volunteers. We need enthusiastic volunteers with a range of skills, from those who want to help train cadets to those who can apply their business skills to help run the Management Team that supports our Unit.

Sea Cadet volunteers:

  • – Support young people
  • – Encourage them to take part in challanging and aspirational activities
  • – Invest in the local community as part of a widely respected charity
  • – Get a sense of personal achievement from involvement with a national youth charity
  • – Work as part of a team
  • – Meet new people, make new friends
  • – Experience adventure and learn new skills
  • – Gain valuable and externally recognised qualifications


If you are curious about what we can do for your child, come a see us on any parade night, just turn up you do not need to contact us first. If you struggle to find a car on a Monday or Thursday evening we might be able to help you or introduce you to other parents who might car share. Children with special needs and learning difficulties are particularly welcome, we have never found a child yet, who is slow to learn something nautical. All our activities are hands on and practical. You can stay with your child on a parade night if you think you have to, sit in our nice comfortable wardroom and have a cup of tea, while you are waiting.

Time to your self and ease the pressure. A challenge for your son or daughter in a safe and managed environment

Volunteer Posts

There are two types of opportunity for volunteers: uniformed and non-uniformed. Uniformed instructors serve a six month probationary period and if you have previous experience in the armed forces or Merchant Navy you can apply for direct entry. Many uniformed instructors are ex-cadets, passing on the skills they learned during their time in the ranks.

Non-uniformed volunteers can apply to join Sea Cadets at any age. Many are introduced to the charity when a son or daughter expresses an interest in joining. Quite often, both parent and child will join, and husband and wife teams are common.


Here is a brief insight into some of the roles available:

Uniformed Instructor

Teach cadets a wide variety of skills and qualifications, no previous experience is necessary, Eligible for promotion through the rank structure, and expenses are covered by the MSSC. Earn useful skills and qualifications that will help you and the cadets in your care. Whilst travelling along this route you will have to attend mandatory courses, usually six weekends in the first two years with us, to increase your skills to be able to offer our young people the best opportunities and life experiences whilst here with us at Team Evesham.


Non Uniformed Instructor

Use your skills to help train cadets. You will be asked to take part in some training (Induction, Safeguarding, First Aid) to keep cadets safe. At Evesham we have several Civilian Instructors who use there skills to pass onto the cadets, for example, Marine Engineering to First Aid.

Unit Assistant

Carry out a wide variety of tasks to help their local Sea Cadet Unit. At Evesham we have a host of Unit Assistants who carry out roles such as Transport Officer, Stores Officer, Administration Officer, and general unit maintainer. We are always on the look out for more volunteers, so why not pop in and see what you can offer.

Unit Management Team (UMC)

Each Sea Cadet Unit is an independent charity and members of the UMC are the trustees of the Unit charity.

All volunteers, irrespective of their role undergo a criminal records disclosure check (CRB) when they join the charity. Our unit Management Team consist of A Chairman - Mr Patrick Gilliland, Vice Chairman - Mr Robert Pratley, Treasurer - Mrs Victoria Pratley, Secretary - Mrs Jo O'Malley & six other UMT members. Their primary role is to manage the unit from a financial point of view, and to manage the health and safety of all of our volunteers and cadets.

 Staff Selfie, November 2014 - and these are the adults!!!!






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