There are a number of opportunities 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.
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.
Carry out a wide variety of tasks to help their local Sea Cadet Unit, for example: mini-bus driver, painter and decorator, looking after the tuck shop.
Unit Management Team (UMT)
Each Sea Cadet Unit is an independent charity and members of the UMT are the trustees of the Unit charity.
All volunteers, irrespective of their role undergo a criminal records disclosure check (DBS) when they join the charity.
We are actively seeking parents, supporters or their neighbours, friends and colleagues to join our behind the scenes work. Please email us if you would like to find out more and our Chair will contact you directly.