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

VolunteEring 

There are two types of opportunity for volunteers: Uniformed and Non-Uniformed.

Uniformed instructors serve a six month probationary period, which allows the individual to ensure that the role is what they expected, and for the Unit to ensure that the person is right for the job. 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 the Sea Cadets at any age. Many are introduced to the charity when a son or daughter expresses an interest in joining. Quite often, both parents will join.

 

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

Uniformed Instructor

Teach cadets a wide variety of skills and qualifications. Eligible for promotion through the rank structure.
Earn useful skills and qualifications that will help you and the cadets in your care.

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.

Unit Assistant

Carry out a wide variety of tasks to help their local Sea Cadet Unit, for example: mini-bus driver, painter and decorator.

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.

 

Interested in joining us at penzance?

Then come on down! 

Please feel free to come into the Unit, or give us a phone call on any Parade Evening, and discuss your options with a member of Staff. 

 

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