Who can join?
You must be a U.S. citizen, at least 17 years old, and pass a basic background check. There is no upper age limit or height/weight standards, although for operational activities (such as crew member on a boat), 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.

Auxiliary Member on Boat on Patrol
Why should I join?
If you are looking for some adventure, and for a way to serve you community and country, consider joining the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Whatever your interests or life skills, chances are the Coast Guard Auxiliary can offer you an area to serve that will enrich your life.

Plus, the Auxiliary offers a unique opportunity to make a difference in your local community and across the country.

We welcome and recognize your past experience, skills and talent. We challenge you to have fun learning new skills and qualifications in company with a very special group of volunteers.

How to join
Take the first step and email Flotilla 26. Please include your name, phone number and best time to contact you.Thank you!