A Volunteer Deckhand ties off before helping ferry passengers disembark.

NPS photo

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

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 Historic Weapons Safety Regulations

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

8635 A1A South
Saint Augustine, FL 32080


(904) 471-0116
Our phone is live answered during regular working hours.

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