Volunteering at TVA

Want to make a difference to the Tennessee Valley region?

Volunteer at TVA and be part of our mission of service to protect our natural resources. With 293,000 acres and 11,000 miles of shoreline entrusted to us, there are many ways to get involved. Learn how you can help us make the Valley a great place to live, work and play.

 

Get Involved 

Adopt a Trail

Adopt a TVA Trail

TVA manages more than 30 public trails (more than 180 miles) along the Tennessee River and its tributaries and on reservoir lands. You can help us by protecting and monitoring the trails to instill a legacy of conservation.

Adopt a Spot

Adopt a Spot

The Adopt a Spot program will allow adopters to assist Natural Resources staff by providing information on trails or backcountry informal recreation site conditions. You'll need to visit your spot four times a year, and submit a report after each trip.

Thousand Eyes Archaeological Site Stewardship Program

Thousand Eyes Archaeological Site Stewardship Program

TVA’s Thousand Eyes Archaeological Site Stewardship Program is an outreach program that trains volunteers to help federal and state agencies with monitoring and protecting archaeological sites in the Tennessee Valley.

Enjoy Earth Day with TVA

Recreation Nation

National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest single-day volunteer effort. It celebrates the amazing recreational assets available to the public. Here’s how you can get involved this year!

Upcoming Opportunities

Looking for opportunities for community service throughout June? National Trails Day is June 4th and you can join some of our partners to help clean up and maintain TVA trails.

Huntsville Area Mountain Bike Riders Trail Workday

Date: 6/4
Time: 9:00 am -12:00 pm CST
Location: Honeycomb Trail on Lake Guntersville, 197-198 Campground, Rd., Grant, AL 35747 (GPS Coordinates: 34.45188, -86.3347)
Description: Join the HAMR Trailheads for their annual National Trails Day workday at TVA Honeycomb Trail on Lake Guntersville. This will be a camp/work/ride weekend where we will work on general clearing of sections of the 9-mile trail and then cookout and ride afterward. Tools and lunch will be provided. Please bring sturdy work boots, long pants/sleeves, work gloves, eye protection, easy to carry hydration.  
Contact:
Chad Edwards ([email protected])
For more information, visit the HAMR Facebook page.

Muscle Shoals Trail Complex cleanup

Date: 6/23
Time: 9:00 am to 10:30 am CST
Location: TVA Muscle Shoals Trails Complex, 73 Thunder Road, Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
County: Lauderdale, AL
Description: Picking up trash/debris on trails, cleaning interpretive signage
Contact: Sara Bayles 256-826-5048 or email [email protected]
Please register here.

Discover Life in America BioBlitz

Date: 6/24 and 6/25
Time:  Join us Friday night (June 24) 6-10 pm to see what evening critters we can find or join us Saturday morning (June 25) 8 am-noon or come for both! We will meet at the same location for both.
Location: Nottely Tailwater Trail Nottely Dam, in Blairsville, Georgia.
Description:  DLiA has partnered with TVA and regional scientists to engage people in a biological inventory of TVA’s public lands through BioBlitzes. Join us for this free, family-friendly event. It’s a fun, hands-on opportunity to learn about the flora and fauna in our area! No experience is necessary.
BioBlitzes incorporate field collection, specimen identification, and education. They offer an opportunity to get to know the biodiversity in our backyard and help TVA to better manage natural areas through species occurrence data. Participants will survey birds, insects, plants, and other organisms using provided nets and collection equipment. Experts will be on hand to train participants and identify species. We use the smartphone application, iNaturalist, to document biodiversity and ask that you install it on your phone beforehand, if possible. 
Contact: Todd Witcher [email protected] or (865)-430-4757 or Melinda Watson, [email protected] 

Partner Spotlights

teacher and kidsTVA believes in the value of Powerful Partnerships. By partnering with non-profits, schools and local governments, we can multiply our stewardships efforts across our seven-state service area. Find out about opportunities for your organization.

Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful

Partnering with You for a Cleaner Tennessee Valley

Discover Life in America

You, Naturalist

 

Fun with a Purpose

Volunteer

DIY Volunteering on TVA Trails

Through a pandemic, TVA public land has saved our sanity. On Earth Day, it gives us a chance to make sure we are taking the best care possible of the place we call home — one volunteer at a time.

Volunteers

Celebrate National Trails Day with TVA

TVA trails crisscross almost 180 miles of public land — there for you to hike. There are trails available for people of all levels of difficulty to enjoy. They’re fun to explore and great for exercise.

Trash on trail

Please – Leave No Trace When You Camp

The weekend is coming, and you plan to spend it with friends at an inviting, dispersed-camping area on TVA Public Land. 

People in trail

Trail Safety and Best Environmental Practices

Here's how to take sensible precautions to ensure your own safety when you're on the trails, and tips for hiking lightly to leave a light footprint out in nature.