Become a volunteer at the Ft Matanzas 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 904-471-0116 or send us e-mail.
Uniformed volunteers assist with the daily operations and maintenance of the park in a variety of roles. Current available positions include:
Living History Volunteers help make the past come alive at the Fort. 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.
Did You Know?
Tax Evasion: The Spanish King received a quinto, a 20% tax, on all cargoes of private ships. Archaeology has found that much more was transported than archive invoices show. Merchants resorted to smuggling to transport their riches untaxed. Ft Matanzas National Monument, Florida