BARNSLEY Sea Cadets are on the lookout for new volunteers to work with their cadets.

Chairperson Maddison Brown says that by being a volunteer you can make a positive difference to young people in the local area who are often struggling in today’s world.

"Whatever your background and life experiences you can help. Whether you opt to be a uniformed member of staff or civilian instructor, you can be hands-on, teaching cadets at Barnsley,” said Maddison. "You'll run lessons, activities, games, projects and events that help cadets progress through The Sea Cadets Experience, gaining qualifications and confidence as they go.

"A role at a unit is ideal if you can support local young people on a regular basis, are happy to throw yourself into teaching activities and seek a rewarding role where you'll be the key to helping young people flourish into confident, capable young adults.”

Volunteers will be fully supported by a great team of experienced volunteers and chairperson to help you make the biggest impact.

"We do lots of activities at Barnsley from boating, sailing, ropework, team building to learning about the local community.

"There are lot of other opportunities available to you such as teaching qualifications, BTECs, recognised naval qualifications and personal development."

Don’t worry if you can’t commit loads of time, they don’t need that much – the unit is open for two, two-hour parade nights a week but anyone who can commit to just one night a week or a couple of nights a month, will be a great help.

If you’d like to learn more about Barnsley Sea Cadets, please email Maddison Brown at

More information is available on their Facebook page.