Why do Sea Cadets need more help?
We have 14,000 young people and many more hoping to join a local unit near them. But we need more volunteers to help and guide these young people so that they can grow and develop in a safe environment. If more adults helped out this would take the burden off our current volunteers and allow more young people to experience the thrill of being a Sea Cadet. More adults mean we can include more young people. We always welcome any help from adults.
How can I help with Sea Cadets?
There are many ways you can give your time to us whatever your gender, age, abilities and skills. Simply let us know your availability and how you would like to help and we will match this to roles within your local area.
I've never been a Sea Cadet or volunteer, does this matter?
No previous Sea Cadet experience is needed. Energy and enthusiasm are the qualities we are looking for.
My child is a Sea Cadet, is there anything I could do to help?
Yes definitely and we'd like to hear from you! Many of our volunteers have children, nephews and nieces in Sea Cadets, so they can see first hand how Sea Cadets benefits young people. Plus volunteering enables you to give something back, spend more time with your child. Volunteering for Sea Cadets is enjoyable, gives you more skills and allows you to share these with the next generation. Speak to your child's Commanding Officer to discuss how you might become involved.
I will only be able to help out on a flexible basis is this OK?
Yes. There are many different ways to volunteer for Sea Cadets and help your local Unit. There is bound to be a role you can play.
Will I get paid?
As a voluntary organisation we are unable to pay volunteers for the time they give. Out of pocket expenses are paid and many volunteers are offered opportunities to take part in adventure activities including boating, kayaking, sea training, plus social activities.
What are the benefits of helping us out?
There are a number of benefits you can gain from volunteering. Spending time with your child, learning new skills and contributing to your community are just a few of the reasons why our current volunteers choose to support Sea Cadets in their spare time. Plus you can earn qualifications in a range of subjects.