During these uncertain times, how can we help?
See below to access our COVID-19 Resource Hub, and to explore our growing directory of both COVID-19-specific and virtual volunteering opportunities.
The Civil Air Patrol performs missions for America, trains youth in aviation, leadership and character, and promotes aerospace and science education through resources for educators and programs for its members.
CAP is a volunteer organization with an aviation-minded membership that includes people from all backgrounds, lifestyles, and occupations. Originally formed in 1941, today it performs three Congressionally-assigned key missions:
Emergency Services, which includes search and rescue (by air and ground), disaster relief operations, communications, and homeland security missions along with operating the largest fleet of single-engine aircraft in the world;
Aerospace Education provides aviation related materials and activities for CAP members, educators, K-12 students and the general public in such areas as space, rocketry, aviation engineering and Science Technology Engineering & Math (STEM) subjects; and
Cadet Programs, directed at aviation-minded teenagers with a framework where they can learn about leadership and aerospace and promote physical fitness and community service.