BLACKBURN Sea Cadets are looking for volunteers with practical business experience to help with the management of the unit.

The group has lots of roles to match different professions, such as helping manage finances and budgets, fundraising, organising events, writing press releases for local media and building corporate relationships with local businesses.

The unit’s chairman, Jacob Knowles, said: “We need volunteers to share their professional skills and experience in the Sea Cadet unit to help us thrive in the local community.

"You can help give the unit direction, identifying what it needs to make it an enjoyable experience for young people.

“We are an independent charity that relies on volunteers in the local community to help make a positive difference to the lives of so many young people in your area.

"Volunteers are supported by a network of other volunteers and employees.

"As a new volunteer, you will receive an induction and will be given training and support to make you feel comfortable in your role. We are always there to provide ongoing help and support."

The Blackburn unit has supported thousands of young people in the borough to learn nautical skills, with over 40 cadets currently attending, supported by a team of volunteers.

Mr Knowles said: "TS Mohawk is part of national charity Sea Cadets, which gives young people a new perspective. We broaden horizons and create possibilities."

The unit is open Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6.45 to 9pm, and meets at Somme Barracks Reserve Centre, Moss Street, Blackburn, BB1 5JT. Volunteers would be expected to attend a monthly meeting on a Saturday morning. Visit: to find out more or email