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Volunteer With TVA

Make a difference in the Tennessee Valley region

Volunteer with 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 allows 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.

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 stewardship 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

Enjoy Earth Day with TVA

Earth Day — April 22

TVA invests in our planet not just on Earth Day, but every day. Get some tips on how you can also invest in a brighter future, and find a volunteer opportunity or celebration near you.


National Trails Day — early June

TVA trails crisscross almost 180 miles of public land. They’re fun to explore and great for exercise. See how you can help keep them enjoyable for everyone by picking up litter or doing trail maintenance.

Two TVA team members use digging implements to clear a trail’s edge at Loyston Point during the National Public Lands Day activities

National Public Lands Day — late September

With 293,000 acres of public lands and waterways across TVA's seven-state service area, it's easy to find a volunteer event near you. These lands are your lands, so join us in taking care of them!