• Fort Matanzas

    Fort Matanzas

    National Monument Florida

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A Volunteer Deckhand ties off before helping ferry passengers disembark.

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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.


Volunteer Opportunities

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

  • Visitor Center
  • Deckhand
  • Nature Tours

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.

  • Living History Volunteer
  • Living History Program Assistant

Did You Know?

The rounded garita is a common architectural element of Spanish colonial forts.

Did you know that a common architectural feature of Spanish forts throughout the Caribbean is the cylindrical, domed garita or sentry box which is usually located atop the walls or bastions at the corners. Ft Matanzas National Monument, Florida