: A Great Way to Help in Tuckerton & Little Egg Harbor!

A Great Way to Help in Tuckerton & Little Egg Harbor!

Are you looking for adventure while serving your country and your community?

If the answer is yes, you might want to investigate opportunities with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCGA). You don’t need a service background, nor do you have to have sea legs.

I had the privilege of meeting several members of the USCGA, Flotilla 72 at an Open House for the Rutgers University Marine Field Station in Tuckerton recently.

 I learned the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer component of the United States Coast Guard.  It was created by an Act of Congress in 1939; the Auxiliary directly supports the Coast Guard in all missions, except military and law enforcement actions.

They explained that where ever your interests lie, and what ever skills you have, the Coast Guard Auxiliary can use your talent.

You can have fun learning new skills in the company of a very special group of volunteers. The Coast Guard Auxiliary offers a number of opportunities, but the tasks can generally be divided into three service areas:

 Recreational Boating Safety

The USCGA’s primary mission is recreational Safetyboating safety. They provide Public Safety Boating Education training and classes, voluntary vessel safety checks for boaters, visits with and educating local marine related industries, and staff general outreach to the boating public through boat shows and events.

Operations and Marine Safety

For those interested in boating, the Auxiliary offers intense hands-on training and qualification as boat-crew and coxswain. Those qualified perform regular safety patrol missions in their local area and support local boating activities on-the-water such as regattas, fireworks & fleet visits.

The Auxiliary also works closely with their active-duty USCG counterparts in many other mission areas, including environmental protection, safety inspections, security and planning, licensing and other vital roles.

Mission Support

officeIf being out on the water is not your cup of tea, the Auxiliary also needs people with leadership, administrative and technical skills (like as web site design, computer server administration, graphic design, photography and videography, communications, public relations/public affairs and personnel services). These volunteers support those USCGA members involved in the recreational boating safety programs, operations and marine safety missions.

Learn more about the opportunities available on the USCGA website.

Special thanks to USCGA Flotilla 72 members Alyssa Buxbaum, Tony Galfo, Bob Adams and Les Brown.

 
 
 
  

     
Comment balloon 5 commentsLaura Giannotta • September 22 2008 08:12AM

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The there an age limit for this Laura. Sound like a great activity for someone who wants to give back.

Posted by Nancy Larson (I am a licensed referral agent in NJ) about 10 years ago

The there an age limit for this Laura. Sound like a great activity for someone who wants to give back.

Posted by Nancy Larson (I am a licensed referral agent in NJ) about 10 years ago

The there an age limit for this Laura. Sound like a great activity for someone who wants to give back.

Posted by Nancy Larson (I am a licensed referral agent in NJ) about 10 years ago

Hello Nancy (and other readers),

I am the Secretary and Communication Services Officer for the Flotilla which serves Little Egg Harbor and Tuckerton. Thank you for taking the time to read about the USCG Auxiliary in Laura's blog (which I thank her writing!).

The USCG Auxiliary does not have an age limit and in fact, there is a place for everyone within the organization, regardless of your background. More information about our local group and who to contact for classes or membership can be found at: http://a0530702.uscgaux.info/

Thank you for your question and interest in the USCG Auxiliary!

Alyssa

Posted by Alyssa Buxbaum about 10 years ago

I am the daughter of Robert E. Dillon.  I am trying to find out if this is the chpater that my father belonged too.  He lived at 49 Flax Isle Drive in Tuckerton.  He recently passed away and I wanted ti know if this is his chapter if there are any pictures of him in his uniform.

I also wanted to invite any members that knew my Dad to his Celebration of Life at Leeds Point Church on September 21st, 2012 at 2:00 pm

 

Would you be so kind as to nitify me if I* have found the right auxiliary.

 

Best Regards,

Elizabeth M. Dillon

Posted by Elizabeth Dillon about 6 years ago

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