Become a Member

Thank you for visiting our Web site and expressing interest in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. If you would like to speak directly with someone about joining our organization please contact us by email. Membership in the Coast Guard Auxiliary is open to men and women who are citizens of the United States, are at least 17 years of age, and pass a background check. No boat is required! If you have an interest in learning more about seamanship, helping others, and working with the Coast Guard, you will find the Coast Guard Auxiliary a great place to meet people with similar interests.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary is the volunteer civilian arm of the U.S. Coast Guard devoted to promoting boating safety. Our major activities are: educating the public through adult and youth education classes; Vessel Safety Checks (insuring that vessels have all the required safety equipment aboard) and Operations where Auxiliary vessels and crew do Search and Rescue patrols scheduled by the Coast Guard. In addition, like any organization where each members safety depends upon the prudent actions of fellow members, a high degree of camaraderie exists between members.

We are a volunteer organization committed to assisting the Coast Guard in accomplishing its aims and missions. Our members take great pride and personal satisfaction in the volunteer work they do. As a volunteer, trained and prepared to protect the lives and property of your fellow boaters, you have the opportunity to provide a public service of the highest order. In addition, the benefits of membership such as discounts on your insurance, extensive educational opportunities and the fellowship of our organization are valuable.

While experience or expertise in areas such as education and boating is helpful, the Coast Guard Auxiliary will train you to perform in any of its missions which may be of interest to you. In addition to attending meetings, your involvement in one or more of our programs is necessary to maintain a strong Auxiliary. Instructors, Boat Operators, Boat Crew Members, Radio Watch Standers, Vessel Examiners and personnel to hold staff positions or elected offices are always in need. If you are willing to contribute your time and expertise to the Coast Guard Auxiliary we need you as a member.

You are cordially invited to attend our meetings, and if you are so inclined, we will welcome you into our organization. Please feel free to bring a friend or a guest with you. If you plan on attending please drop us an email or call (631) 938-1705.


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