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

Adult Volunteer Posts

There are many opporunities for adults to volunteer with Poole Sea Cadets.

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.

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 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.

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.

Unit Assistant - Non Instructional 

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.

Parents, Friends & Spporters Accociation (PFSA)

Poole Unit has a very active PFSA who are responsible for the fundraising activites to raise money for the unit. Lynsay and her team are always keen to meet anyone with ideas or knowledge of ways to generate funds.

All volunteers, irrespective of their role undergo a criminal records disclosure check (CRB) when they join the charity.

Please contact the Commanding Officer if you are interested in becoming a volounteer




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