• Cannon firing on the gundeck of the Castillo de San Marcos

    Castillo De San Marcos

    National Monument Florida

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    Afternoon Thunderstorms can create dangerous amounts of lightning strikes. If Lightning is visible from the Castillo, Gundeck closures will take place. Click this link for the local weather forcast. More »

Volunteer

Volunteers greet visitors with a smile and a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Become a volunteer at the Castillo and help keep our fascinating history alive.

There are numerous ways to participate in the programs, events, and daily life of the park through the National Park Service VIP (Volunteers In Parks) Program.

For More information Contact: VIP Co-ordinator at 904-829-6506, x233 or send us e-mail.

Volunteer Opportunities

Uniformed volunteers assist with the daily operations and maintenance of the park in a variety of roles. Current available positions include:

  • Visitor Services Assistant
  • Maintenance Assistant
  • Administrative Production Assistant

Living History Volunteers help make the past come alive at the Castillo. Dressing in a variety of period uniforms they assist in informal talks, crafts demonstrations, living history events and historic weapons firing demonstrations. Living History Assistants help in maintaining the historical and logistical assets of the fort.

  • Living History Volunteer
  • Living History Program Assistant
 

Volunteer Resources

Click for the VIP Handbook

Click for the Volunteer Services Agreement

Click for the Photo Release

Click for the Photo Release - Español

Click for the Black Powder Safety Regulations

 

Did You Know?

Castillo casemate, or room, which was primarily used for storage.

The Castillo de San Marcos is built with the unique limestone, "coquina". Made of many tiny shell fragments and sand lightly bound together with calcite, it has survived cannon balls and hurricanes but is very fragile to human contact. Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, Florida