The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum would love to have you as a volunteer! As a not-for-profit organization we rely on volunteers to help keep us standing tall and shining bright!

If you like to interact with visitors from around the world, help maintain a historic treasure, and be involved in your community, we have a place for you here!

Depending on amount of volunteer hours each year, benefits of volunteering with the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum include:

  • Gift Shop Discount
  • Invitations to Special Events
  • Gaining additional experience and new skill sets
  • Opportunity to travel with our Volunteer Guild
  • Recorded hours and letters of reference
  • Training workshops on various museum skills
  • Family Membership
  • Discounts on area attractions
  • Meet people with similar interests
  • On-the-job training
  • Contributing to your community

We offer volunteer opportunities in the following categories:

Adult Volunteers: Must be at least 18 years old and have completed an application.

Family Volunteers: Children 6 – 13 are welcome to volunteer as members of a family group, with a responsible adult who participates as a volunteer. Separate applications should be submitted for each individual, including the children.

Junior Volunteers: Junior Volunteer applicants must be between the ages of 14 and 17. Applicants must

  • Submit and application
  • Complete and submit a signed Parental Consent Form
  • Submit two letters of reference from either a teacher, counselor, or non-family member adult who knows the volunteer well.
  • Attach a short essay on why you think volunteering is important and why you want to volunteer at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum.
eVolunteers: Through our eVolunteer program, you can volunteer for the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum from home. To participate in this program, all you need is a computer, a valid email, internet access, and basic knowledge of spreadsheet software.

We are currently accepting applications for the following volunteer opportunities:

  • Site Interpreter
  • Public Program Provider
  • Public Relations/Graphic Design
  • Wooden Boat Builder
  • Gardner
  • Data Entry

If you are interested in learning more about these volunteer opportunities, fill out the Volunteer Application and send to

Corporate or Civic Volunteers: If you are interested in having your business or civic group participate in a group volunteer project at the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 904.829.0745 x213.

Internship Opportunities: We offer internships to individuals who are interested in careers in education, museums, public history, non-profit administration, archaeology, or public relations. Internships at the SAL&M are challenging, educational experiences designed for undergraduate and graduate students. Our internship program allows interns to gain a general knowledge and a broad understanding of how a particular department functions. We offer internships in fall, spring, and summer. Call our Volunteer Coordinator for current internship opportunities at 904.829.0745 x213.

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