Volunteering at TVA

Want to make a difference to the Tennessee Valley region? Volunteer at TVA and be part of our mission of service.

Any way you slice it, our mission comes down to three Es: energy, environment and economic development. What ties them together? Our dedication to stewardship, to not just providing services, but going beyond to truly care for our region—for the 293,000 acres of public land that has been entrusted to us, for the 9 million residents who depend on us for reliable power, for the seven states and countless communities that turn to us to help stoke the engines of their economies.

We don’t do it alone. We do what we do in conjunction with strong partners throughout the Valley, be they elected officials, interested organizations or simply community members who care for this place and time as much as we do.

Do you count yourself among their number? There are many ways to volunteer and get involved at TVA, to be a part of the Valley's unfolding success story.

Volunteer Form for Natural and Cultural Resources

Eager to get started? This form will let you sign up for TVA Natural and Cultural Resource volunteer opportunities that range from archaeology to conservation education and from trail maintenance to fish and wildlife education. Click here for more information, or here to get the volunteer form.

Current Opportunities for Involvement

Adopt a TVA Trail

TVA manages more than 30 public trails (150 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

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

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.

Coming Up: Weed Wrangles in Muscle Shoals and Chattanooga

Kudzu views got you down? Join your fellow citizen volunteers and help round up invasive and nuisance plant species in Weed Wrangles® at the Whitey Hall Memorial Native Garden Trail on the Muscle Shoals Reservation in Muscle Shoals, Ala., on Saturday, March 3, 2018; or at TVA's Big Ridge Small Wild Area near Chickamauga Dam in Chattanooga, Tenn., on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Click here to learn more about these events.

Archaeological Site Stewardship Opportunity: Kentucky Dam

TVA is seeking volunteers with a sincere interest in the protection and preservation of archaeological sites in the Tennessee Valley for its Thousand Eyes Archaeological Site Stewardship Program. Selected volunteers will work with TVA archaeologists to monitor archaeological sites for vandalism, looting and environmental damage. A qualifying training workshop is happening at Kentucky Dam on April 14, 2018. Click here to learn how you can be a part of TVA's archaeological efforts.