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Coast Guard Auxiliary Association

The Coast Guard Auxiliary Association is a national nonprofit organization established in 1957 to support Coast Guard Auxiliary activities. For over 56 years, the Coast Guard Auxiliary Association has conducted the fiscal and business management responsibilities for the Auxiliary including fundraising, partnerships and donations that enable America’s Volunteer Lifesavers to accomplish their primary mission responsibility: recreational boating safety.


The Blog

 

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Local Volunteers. Local Boaters. Local Successes.

YOU CAN HELP US SUPPORT BOATING SAFETY AND THE COAST GUARD AUXILIARY
IN COMMUNITIES ACROSS AMERICA

Courage

Private vessels, public service

A routine outing aboard a 40-foot recreational boat watching a fireworks display suddenly turned into a tragic mishap. For eight recreational boaters, the courage of Auxiliarists is what allowed them to return home to their families. Read more.

Stability

Supporting America's Volunteer Lifesavers

We are the financial anchor for nation-wide recreational boating safely programs. Through storms and rough seas, the Association provides financial stability to the Coast Guard Auxiliary, giving them the support necessary to focus on their outreach programs to local communities, even through the disruptions of recessions, budget cuts, and natural disasters.

Duty

We exist to serve, and we serve with pride.

Thank you again for all of the knowledge you and your fellow instructors shared with us. Because of this, we were able to save a life this weekend. –Mary, a Boating Safely student

 

How you can get involved

Do you know a Coast Guard Auxiliarist, have you taken a boating class or have otherwise been assisted by an Auxiliarist? If yes, then you know how much time and effort these selfess volunteers give on behalf of boating safety and community outreach. Individual Associate Membership is a unique way for you to support the mission of these dedicated volunteers.

  • Testimonial
    Vincent T. PicaPresident/CEO

    The Coast Guard Auxiliary Association helps support the civilian volunteers of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary as they conduct their Recreational Boating Safety efforts to educate boaters, enhance their knowledge in safe boat operations, and improve their personal safety as well as others while making the boating experience enjoyable.

  • Testimonial
    Richard WashburnChairman, Board of Directors

    The Coast Guard Auxiliary Association is our national non-profit organization which, for over 60 years, has conducted the financial and business management responsibilities of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. The AuxA enables the Auxiliary to be ready at all times to accomplish its multi-mission tasks.

  • Testimonial
    Larry KingVice Chairman, Board of Directors

    Our ability to adjust to changing or additional support requests is a very noteworthy characteristic of the finest volunteer organization in the world. AuxA provides financial capacity to execute on that.

Every Day
10
hours Auxiliary volunteers perform on-water boating safety patrols
8
distressed boaters saved
8
vessel safety checks