Volunteers greet visitors with a smile and a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Our VIPs help visitors feel welcome to the park.

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. At Castillo de San Marcos, VIPs help us with a wide variety of duties, from welcoming visitors at the front gate, to connecting children with the park through our Junior Ranger program, to bringing history to life with our weekly historic weapons demonstrations.

Many of the programs we offer at your National Monument would be impossible without the support of our amazing VIPs, and we’re always looking for dedicated people who want to help us make the visitors’ experiences as memorable as possible. If you are interested in volunteering with us…

1. Download our VIP Handbook. It outlines all the different types of volunteer opportunities we have at both the Castillo and Fort Matanzas, as well as park history, NPS history, rules & regulations, expectations, etc.

2. Read through the handbook to get an idea of what you might like to do. There are many ways to help out!

3. Contact our VIP Coordinator at 904-829-6506 x233 or by e-mail to chat about particular duties and a good schedule for you.

If you have any questions about the VIP program in general, please feel free to call or email. We look forward to hearing from you!

Forms you may need to complete to become a volunteer:


The National Park Service is extremely fortunate to have over 200,000 volunteers donating their valuable time to its parks and monuments across the world. There are many projects and services that would never happen if it weren't for dedicated volunteers. We hope you decide to join our ranks!


Last updated: August 23, 2018

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1 South Castillo Drive
Saint Augustine, FL 32084


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