From the Flotilla Commander's Desk
Following training, the civilian Auxiliary volunteer may assist the Regular Coast Guard at a Station or Sector in a number of traditional and non-traditional ways. When an Auxiliarist sits in for a Coast Guardsman, they are releasing the Coast Guardsman for other duties thus saving taxpayers money. Auxiliarists may only volunteer for non-hazardous duty. Serving aboard their own or CG facilities, the civilian volunteer must not put themselves or others in danger.
Being a member of the Auxiliary is also fun. Being able to develop and share new skills is accompanied with good comradeship with others who share the same interests.
The amount of time or financial obligations is minimal. Dues are generally less than a nice dinner for two. The volunteer is allowed to invest the amount of time and resources appropriate to each individual member to maintain chosen qualifications. Members of the Auxiliary take great pride in their skills and knowledge and in wearing the blue and silver uniform.