The Sea Cadets is the UK’s leading maritime charity and provides a head start in life for young people through nautical adventure and fun. Our volunteers work, both directly with young people and behind the scenes, to help make a positive difference to teenagers who are often struggling in today’s world and their communities.
Bristol Knowle Sea Cadets, based on Lodway Road, is currently looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join their team as Sea Cadet Instructors. Bristol Knowle is a long-established Sea Cadet Unit that has provided life-changing opportunities for many young people. We currently have 14 cadets who come from all over the Knowle and Bristol area.
The Corps offers free training courses for you to develop new skills, boost your CV and support you in this role. These tasks can also be divided between volunteers, so why not come along with a friend and share the experience?
Whether you opt to be a uniformed leader, or wear your own clothes, you can be hands-on, teaching cadets. You'll run lessons, activities, games, projects and events that help cadets progress through the cadet experience, gaining qualifications and confidence as they go.
Whatever your experience and skills, they could be utilised to help young people flourish – catering, archery, meteorology, navigation, orienteering, first aid, engineering, photography, marketing, football coaching, IT, social media, finance - there is no limit. Whatever your interest, you could bring it to Bristol Knowle unit.
You could also share your skills out on the water with the next generation, through the opportunity to teach water sports such as kayaking, sailing, powerboating, canoeing, rowing and windsurfing. If you don’t have any water sport qualifications, we’ll provide you with all the equipment, training and the opportunity to gain national qualifications with the Royal Yachting Association for example. All you need is lots of enthusiasm!