Guildford Sea Cadets

Management Committee Member


We are a very well established Sea Cadet unit that has been in operation since 1942. We were recognised in 2010 as one of the best units in the southern area. This is not only because of our central location, right in the heart of Guildford, but because of our ethos and commitment to provide top notch activities for young people.

Our superb location, perched on the banks of the River Wey near the National Trust's Dapdune Wharf, is so close to the water that you can touch it. And this fits well with our aim; to give young people the opportunity to get out onto the water, gain confidence and have a lot of laughs at the same time.

We want to keep our cadets active both on an off the water. Long evenings in the Summer months mean loads of time on the water: Kayaking, sailing, rowing and driving power boats. Then when the nights draw cold and you think that all we can do is in a classroom you find we keep active: rock climbing, leadership games and activities and sports games.

We currently have 65 cadets, male and female aged between 10 and 18, of whom 16 are Royal Marine Cadets.

We have a wide range of facilities and instructional staff which means we can offer you the opportunity to learn new skills in a safe environment whilst having loads of fun!

Description of Volunteer Role - We are looking for volunteers to help with the management, fundraising, publicity, insurance, safety personnel and other policy aspects of running a flourishing youth organisation run entirely by volunteers.

Volunteers would be required for one evening per month for committee meetings and occasional visits to the unit for other purposes.

The Management Committee meets about 10 times per year and the AGM is from 7.15 to 9.15pm, usually on a Tuesday or Wednesday. There are also some ad hoc meetings when VIPs visit on a Monday or Thursday (probably 2 per year)

When Required - Time Flexible

Commitment: Part Time

Areas of Interest - Children, Sport and Outdoor Activities, Youth.

Types of Activity - Community Work, Fundraising, Marketing, PR and Media, Trusteeship and Committee Work.

Skills - None other than a desire and enthusiasm to help the youngsters of today become the responsible adults of tomorrow.

There are occasional courses run by the Sea Cadet Corps to attend. Also a CRB check is necessary and a child protection course every 3 years. 

Directions - At Dapdune Wharf, next to the National Trust on the River Wey. Access either via Walnut Tree Close (Car Park) or Woodbridge Road(Park on Road) and then via footpath which links the two.

Recruitment Method - CRB Check, Informal Discussion.