Become a Member

The Auxiliary has members in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa and Guam.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, at least 17 years old, and pass a basic check. There are no maximum age limits, physical requirements, or height/weight standards, although for operational activities, you must be physically able to perform certain tasks. There are no minimum service hours – you can serve as little or as much as you want.

You do not have to own a boat or have to participate in water-based operations to join the Auxiliary.

Finally, the Auxiliary supports its members through local unit meetings, regional conferences and enjoys heartfelt fellowship with each other.

We have numerous opportunities for members to become involved in all aspects of boating and Coast Guard missions:

Public Education

Teach courses on boating safety, navigation, and seamanship to recreational boaters of all ages.

Vessel Safety Checks

Give free safety checks to recreational and commercial boats and vessels.


Provide boaters and the Coast Guard on the water and emergency assistance.

Marine Environmental Protection

Help promote clean waterways through marine pollution awareness programs that help to recognize, protect and assess the environment.



Build a stronger Coast Guard team through promoting awareness of career opportunities for service.


Administrative Support

Assist the Coast Guard in areas such as computer operations, radio watch standing, publications, public affairs and more.

Fun & Fellowship

Our dedication to boating safety provides a congenial atmosphere for getting together to exchange boating experiences. You'll find a special camaraderie among Auxiliarists. We're sure you will make long lasting, meaningful relationships. Knowing that you belong to a special group of people and directly participate in helping to save lives gives your membership a special meaning.

and much more!

Becoming a member is easy, just email our HR officer
to request more information at:

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