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Sea Cadet volunteers needed


Sea Cadets offer a range of different activities from sailing, windsurfing and powerboating - to rock climbing, camping, and music to young people to help them grow into the person they want to be in a safe and friendly environment.  More information can be found here Home - Sea Cadets Falmouth and Penryn (

Sea Cadet units are managed and run entirely by volunteers who work both directly with young people and behind the scenes, to help make a positive difference to young people who are often struggling in today’s world and their communities.

Falmouth & Penryn Sea Cadets is currently looking for Trustees and Uniformed and Non-Uniformed Instructors to support the sustainability and future of their charity.

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What's involved?

What is involved as a Trustee?

As a unit Trustee you would be joining the Unit Management Team (UMT) who are responsible for running the unit at a strategic and management level to ensure we run safely, that its sustainable and to ensure that all decisions put the needs of young people first. Our UMT meet every 4-6 weeks either virtually or in person.  There are many roles in the UMT for example:

•            Fundraising Trustee

•            Health and Safety Trustee

•            Social Media / PR support

•            Secretary, Treasurer and Chair roles


What is involved as an Instructor?

An Instructor within Sea Cadets is responsible for supporting the delivery of lessons and activities to help progress cadets through The Sea Cadet Experience. You do not need to have a background in the military or boating as full training will be given. Any amount of time you can give is appreciated.  We have many instructor roles including:

•            Uniformed Instructor & Non-Uniformed Instructor

•            Boating Instructors e.g Paddle Sports, Rowing, Sailing, Powerboating

•            First Aid Instructors

•            Meteorology Instructors

•            Marine Engineering Instructors

•            Instructor for our Junior Cadets (age 9-11) / Instructor for our Senior

Cadets (age 12-18)

Why get involved?

Benefits of being a Sea Cadets volunteer include

Contributing to your local community.

•            Support the development of young people

•            Expand learning and training opportunities

•            Expand facilities and programmes

•            Increase opportunity for social mobility

•            Attract funding

•            Lower crime in your area

Raising your profile in the local community

•            Network with local government members

•            Liaise with local business networks

•            Communication with local schools and education establishments/ schemes

Developing skills in new areas

•            Access to training and development

•            Volunteer with others who want to give something back

•            Gain recognised qualifications in leadership, management and social action

•            Gain strategic experience

•            Build your CV

Team Working

•            Empower yourself with a new sense of purpose/prospect

•            Strengthen your communication and negotiating skills

•            Volunteering with people from diverse professional backgrounds


How to get involved?

If you would like to find out more about the roles or Sea Cadets, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the Growth and Development Team


Ideal Skills

  • Fundraising
  • Project Management
  • Social Media
  • Working with Children 6 - 12yrs
  • Working with Young People
  • Tall Ships
  • National Armed Forces Day
  • Ship LIason Officer for Tall Ships

Ideal Interests

  • Learning and Education
  • Teaching and Training
  • Tall Ships
  • National Armed Forces Day
  • Ship LIason Officer for Tall Ships

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