WASHINGTON- If your New Year's resolution includes finding a meaningful volunteer position, learning new skills and making new friends, you may find a perfect fit with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the uniformed civilian volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard, is actively looking for volunteers interested in serving their country and their community.
There are many places in the Coast Guard Auxiliary where you can make a difference and find a sense of belonging. The Auxiliary works on the water, in the air and on land.
It conducts safety patrols and search and rescue missions, assists the Coast Guard with homeland security duties, teaches boating safety classes, conducts free boat safety checks and many other activities. People who have talents in Web design, information technology, public affairs and other administrative roles are also needed.
Training opportunities include marine safety and environmental protection, recreational boating safety, outreach, boat crew and coxswain. Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, at least 17 years old, and pass a background check.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is a uniformed volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard created by an Act of Congress in 1939. The Auxiliary, America's Volunteer Guardians, supports the Coast Guard in nearly all of the service's missions.