CAP chaplains provide ministry of presence for all kinds of CAP events, from weekly squadron meetings to religious services at events, to emotional and spiritual support on a search and rescue mission base.
CAP chaplains may become qualified to participate in emergency services missions from local emergency response to national-level disasters.
The CAP chaplain corps provides the character development component of Civil Air Patrol's cadet program through monthly character forums. These forums use a facilitated learning model developed in coordination with the US Air Force Academy that is designed to help the upcoming generations of leaders internalize the virtues needed for ethical leadership.
CAP chaplains have privileged communication as credentialed clergy according to the laws of their respective states.