Coast Guard Auxiliary; Volunteers Needed.


If you’re looking for a meaningful volunteer position, you may find a perfect fit in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Retired or have some spare time? Consider volunteering in Brigantine Flotilla 85 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

The Auxiliary is the uniformed civilian component of the United States Coast Guard, and Flotilla 85 is actively seeking volunteers interested in serving their country and their community.

The Coast Guard’s philosophy is “ready for today…preparing for tomorrow” against all threats and all hazards. The role of the Coast Guard Auxiliary is to be a “force multiplier” for the Coast Guard. The Auxiliary participates in all Coast Guard missions authorized by Congress, with the exception of direct law enforcement and military action.

“What would I do as a volunteer in the Coast Guard Auxiliary?” you ask. There are many places where you can make a difference. The Auxiliary conducts missions on the water, in the air, and on land. They conduct safety patrols and search and rescue missions on our waterways, assist the Coast Guard with homeland security duties, teach boating safety classes, conduct free vessel safety checks for the public, as well as many other activities. They are also seeking those individuals who want to contribute their talents in a variety of administrative roles.

Training opportunities include boat crew and coxswain (small boat operator), vessel examiner, public education class instructor, public affairs, radio watch, cooks, translators and many other positions.

Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen, at least 17 years old, and pass a basic background check. There are no upper age limits or height/weight standards, although for boat crew, you must be able to perform certain tasks. There are no minimum service hours – you can serve as much or as little as you want.

Brigantine Flotilla 85 will be celebrating its 41st anniversary next year and welcomes new members.

Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of every month (except December) at the beautiful new Brigantine Community Center, 265 42nd St, in Brigantine, 7:00 P.M. Come join us at our next meeting, and see what the Auxiliary is all about. For more information leave a message at(609) 726-7607 or email:

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