For Academy Partners stuff check out http://www.uscga.edu/partners.aspx?id=3061
and see what you find. The rules and requirements change from time to time and they have to have a need for you. Once in, you'll be expected to contribute and it's not trivial. This is technically direct augmentation to the active duty and you will have to toe the line just like any active duty personnel. You don't have to run the 1.5 mile run or do the push ups or sit ups but you do have to know the information backwards and forwards, keep your uniform (several of them) in top condition and be prepared to interview candidates, speak in public, deliver awards, write reports, travel and maybe even meet with congressmen or other such persons. Basically, you'll be acting in the stead of an active duty person who would otherwise do those things. You'll have to learn how to file an Aux. 7030 form due to the operational nature of the duty and you'll have to keep good records of what you're doing. When you're assigned to duty you won't usually get written orders so you won't usually get reimbursed for expenses but it's tax deductible as if you were an employee so make note of costs and mileage. You'll be filling out a 1040 long form at Tax time.
Its extremely rewarding however. I've interviewed some of the finest young people I shall ever meet and been able to hear them tell me their aspirations and share with them some advise and knowledge. They give me hope that no matter how bad the fools in Washington mess things up there will be competent, young officers in the Coast Guard to help keep the ships afloat and keep our nation safe.