The Coast Guard Auxiliary is a group of dedicated volunteers who are committed to boating safety and maritime education, who volunteer more than 2 million hours of their time annually in these efforts. Founded by Congress in 1939, the Auxiliary has more than 30,000 individual members who operate on orders from local Coast Guard offices. Their duties include vessel safety checks, harbor patrols and boating safety classes, just to name a few.
The Foundation partners with the Auxiliary to benefit local flotillas throughout the country. The funds go to pay for boat safety seminars, vessel inspection and marine environmental protection efforts. To learn more about the Auxiliary, or to join, visit their home page. In 2010, the Coast Guard Foundation raised more than $92,000 to benefit the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Coast Guard Auxiliary District Map