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Volunteer with CAP Today.

Choose an activity in CAP that best fits your interests.

Be a mentor, leader, team member, instructor.

Volunteer occasionally or often.

But choose CAP today.

 

 

This is an actual photo of a Civil Air Patrol pilot flying over the Statue of Liberty. Following 9/11, CAP was the first to fly over "Ground Zero." Since then our pilots have been performing important missions for America's homeland security.
Membership Information
  
To become a member of CAP  we recommend you begin by finding a unit close to you and going to the meetings to checking out what CAP is all about in your area. You can just show up at the meeting place at the time specified shown in the "unit close to you" section above. The phone number listed are either the unit phone or the unit commander's phone number.
 

Although membership in the CAP is selective, discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin or disability is prohibited by CAP policy as well as laws and directives governing federally-assisted organizations. Civil Air Patrol policy further prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex and religion.
 


Requirements for membership:
CADET
The following are requirements for the CAP youth leadership program,
  • The minimum age to join is 12 years old.
  • The maximum age to join as a cadet is 18 (although you can remain a cadet until you reach 21).
  • You must be enrolled in or graduated from a private or public school or college with a satisfactory record in academic achievement.
  • Single
  • Not a member of the active duty Armed Forces. *National Guard and Reserve personnel are not considered active duty unless they are serving on extended active duty.
  • A citizen of the United States of America or an alien lawfully admited for permanent residence to the US or its territories.
    • Those persons in "admitted for permanent residence" status must possess and present a current Alien Registration  Receipt Card (Form I-151 or I-551) 
    • Request for waiver of citizenship criteria for lawfully admitted non-citizens residing in the United States who were not admitted for permanent residence will be submitted through channels along with a copy of the membership application.
  • Good moral character.
  • If a former member of CAP, must not have been terminated for misconduct.
  • Be accepted by the unit and higher headquarters.

OFFICER
Membership is a privilege reserved for those individuals who conscientiously desire to promote the objectives and purposes of CAP and who meet the eligibility requirements.

  •  All applicants must be accepted by the unit commander and higher headquarters.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age or be a member of the Armed Forces on active duty at any age.
  • A citizen of the United States of America or an alien lawfully admited for permanent residence to the U.S. or its territories.
    • Those persons in "admitted for permanent residence" status must possess and present a current Alien Registration  Receipt Card (Form I-151 or I-551) 
    • Request for waiver of citizenship criteria for lawfully admitted noncitizens residing in the United States who were not admitted for permanent residence will be submitted through channels along with a copy of the membership application.
  • All individuals applying for  active senior membership must be screened and registered by National Headquarters. The screening process requires that the individual submit an FBI fingerprint card which can be obtained from the unit you wish to join. This card is used to complete an FBI criminal check.

    Membership Dues
    FY 2012 MEMBERSHIP DUES (as of 1 Oct 2011)

    WING CADET
    NEW MEMBER AND RENEWALS
    SENIOR
    NEW MEMBERS
    SENIOR RENEWALS
    Illinois $34.00 $70.00 $60.00

     FY 2012 MEMBERSHIP DUES

      New Renew
    National Patron Membership 35.00 35.00
    Cadet Sponsor Membership 30.00 20.00
    Aerospace Education Membership 35.00  
    Student Aerospace Education Membership 20.00 15.00

     

     

    Join CAP

    Ready to join CAP as an active adult or youth member?  Here’s how to get started.  If you need more general information about membership, please visit our homepage and select a membership option from the menu on the left.

    If you are interested in an
    Aerospace Education Membership, please click here.

    If you are interested in a National Patron Membership, please click here.

    Types of Squadrons

    SENIOR
    – Senior squadrons only have an adult program for senior members 18 years of age and older.  Cadets are not accepted into senior squadrons.

    CADET – Cadet squadrons only have a youth program for cadets.  There are senior members in this program, but their purpose is to manage the youth program.  Adults can join if their primary interest is working with the cadets.

    COMPOSITE – Composite squadrons have both a senior and a cadet program.  Some squadrons are special school units.  These units have a charter number that starts with an 8, like CA 801, and generally only students who attend the school can participate in that squadron.

    GROUP - A Group is an administrative unit and does not usually accept new members. 

    Step 2.  Contact the squadron
    Call or email the contact person and confirm the meeting date, time and location.  You can also take the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about membership eligibility.   Please keep in mind that the number or email available is often the personal contact for the CAP member.  All of our members are volunteers and try to respond to membership inquiries as soon as possible, so please give them a few days to respond.  If you encounter a wrong number or incorrect email address or otherwise have difficulty contacting the local unit, please email us the Contact page for assistance. 

    Step 3. Visit a meeting. The best way to learn more about what you can do in CAP is to attend a meeting.  You’ll have a chance to see how meetings are run and what types of activities are available.  You should visit all the squadrons that are convenient to you.  Each squadron has different leadership, culture and volunteer opportunities.  Find the squadron that best fits your needs.

    Step 4. Membership Application Process. The local CAP squadron should provide you with a membership application, fingerprint card (for adults) and inform you of the amount of dues.  You can also download the membership applications here:
      SENIOR            CADET

    Membership dues vary by state and you can view our membership dues table hereMake sure you check the dues before sending in your application.  Incorrect dues amount will delay the processing of your membership.

    NOTE:  Applications without the squadrons commander's signature will not be processed. 

    Step 5. Mail your completed application, fingerprint card (for adult members) and dues (made out to Civil Air Patrol) to:

    Civil Air Patrol
    Membership Services
    105 S. Hansell St Bldg 714
    Maxwell AFB, AL  36112

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