With my move to San Jose, I have decided to become more active in CAP and have joined San Jose Squadron 80 at Reid-Hillview Airport, just a few miles from my home. I am the Personnel Officer and Administration Officer for the squadron. I'm also working on attaining an Airborne Photographer and Observer rating to enhance my aircrew status.
Civil Air Patrol is a great volunteer organization, especially if you have an interest in aviation. But don't think you need to be a pilot or even have to go up in a plane. There are plenty of mission positions where you get to keep your feet on the ground: radio operator; ground team member; urban direction finding team; and lots of other ways to help out in life-saving missions without getting into an airplane.
For more information or to find a local squadron near you, go to gocivilairpatrol.com