The overarching mission of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is to contribute to the safety and security of our citizens, ports, waterways and coastal regions. We will balance our missions of Recreational Boating Safety and Coast Guard Support with Mari... Read more
The overarching mission of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is to contribute to the safety and security of our citizens, ports, waterways and coastal regions.
We will balance our missions of Recreational Boating Safety and Coast Guard Support with Maritime Homeland Security and other challenges that emerge as a result of our growing understanding of changes required in the post-9/11 era.
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is the civilian, uniformed volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard, as well as the lead volunteer force in the Department of Homeland Security.
Founded in 1939 by an Act of Congress as the US Coast Guard Reserves and re-designated the Auxiliary in 1941.
The 38,000 volunteer members (men and women) donate thousands of hours in support of the Coast Guard and Maritime Domain Awareness missions, such as Search & Rescue, Public Education, and Marine Environmental Protection.
Flotilla 6-11 is one of the premier components of the USCG Auxilliary in the Greater Miami Area.
I joined the CG Auxiliary a number of years ago and find working with fellow auxiliary members and assisting the Coast Guard are rewarded with great friendships. If you have the desire to train and are willing to devote some of your time, it is a worthwhile experience. The opportunities are endless!
This is truly an amazing organization!!! I've been involved a few years with the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the experiences I've had have been quite remarkable.
I am very happy to have joined an organization where I can actually participate in helping those in need of boating education and those in need of assistance on the water. The activities and training opportunities the Coast Guard Auxiliary has to offer are endless.
Join our auxiliary family. You'll meet friends for life and be a part of experiences you'll never forget.
This has to be the BEST volunteer experience that there is! I joined over a year ago after finding this organization on VolunteerMatch. I think I've gotten more out of this experience than they have out of me. Just this past weekend, I returned from training at Coast Guard Island in Alameda, CA, where I learned CG Auxiliary IT systems with other members from all over the country. All expenses were paid for by the USCG, and I've made some lifelong friends! The training opportunities are endless, and the time we spend volunteering really makes a difference. Often times, the time we spend volunteering allows active duty personnel extra liberty time so they can be with family or just have some time to unwind. I imagine I'll be part of the CGAUX for a long time to come, and I'm excited to see what the future will bring, because we continue to take on a more active roll with exciting missions in support of the USCG as they are continually tasked to do more with less!
by Christopher T. from Miami Beach, FL
(Administrator for this Organization)(2008-08-04 19:47:56.0)
This is a very cool volunteer opportunity. I was trained to command a boat under Coast Guard orders while a HH-65 "Dolphin" helicopter hovered 25 feet above us lowering a rescue swimmer. Incredibly awesome. It takes some time to get trained for this opportunity, but it is well worth it!