Bicentennial Volunteers, Inc.

Connecting People with Purpose., Community., Resources., Service., Opportunities.


Bicentennial Volunteers, Inc. is the collective term for three related non-profit organizations – BVI, National Emergency Assistance (NEA) and Retiree Resources Corporation (RRC). We provide Tennessee Valley Authority retirees and former TVA employees with the opportunity to get involved in volunteer work, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) work and TVA contract work. 

Bicentennial Volunteers, Inc.

BVI offers an opportunity to volunteer at the Visitor Centers at Fontana Dam, Kentucky Dam, Norris Dam, and Raccoon Mountain Pumped Storage Facility along with a variety of other volunteer opportunities.

National Emergency Assistance, Inc.

FEMA relies on NEA employees to augment their disaster assistance endeavors all over the United States.

Retiree Resources Corporation

Many TVA retirees and former employees are working through RRC to provide temporary staff augmentation to TVA.

We seek to make an impact in our Tennessee Valley community through the following efforts each year

STEM grants given to Tennessee Valley teachers

Visitors to the TVA Visitor Centers

Tennessee Valley Robotics Teams entered into competitions

RRC employees supporting TVA through staff augmentation

NEA employees deployed to disaster areas

Retirees doing projects to help improve their communities

What’s New?

BVI Volunteers recognizes over 85,000 volunteer hours in 2023

Bicentennial Volunteers, Inc President Kathy Black welcomed over two hundred volunteers, representing over 85,000 hours donated this year, to the annual awards reception at The Chattanoogan hotel ballroom on Sept. 12. “We host an annual appreciation reception to...

National Public Lands Day – Worthington Cemetery Trail Cleanup

Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Date: 9/23 Time: 9:00 am-noon ET Location: Worthington Cemetery Trail in Oak Ridge, TN at Elza Gate Park trailhead. GPS Coordinates: 35.710352, -84.234564 County: Anderson, TN Description: On September 23, Tennessee Citizens for...

National Public Lands Day – Loyston Point Trail Workday

Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Date: 9/23, 9:00 am-12:00 pm ET Location: Loyston Point Recreation Area, 146-160 Lakeshore Dr, Andersonville, TN 37705 (GPS Coordinates: 36.27004, -83.9677) Join the Appalachian Mountain Bike Club, REI, and TVA for trail maintenance....

National Public Lands Day – Fontana Dam Cleanup

Sept. 22 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Date: 9/22 Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm ET Location: Fontana Dam; GPS Coordinates: 35.44941, -83.7967 County: Graham, NC Description: Help clean around the around Appalachian Trail and paint gates at the Fontana Dam reservation, as the AT...

National Public Lands Day – Greenway Farms and TVA Big Ridge Trail

Sept. 23 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Greenway Farms and TVA Big Ridge Trail Date: 9/23 Time: 9:00 am -12 PM ET Location: Greenway Farm Park 3008 Hamill Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee, United States County: Bradley, TN Description: Volunteers are needed on Saturday, from 9...

Visitors Center volunteers a bonus at Fontana Dam

Zig zagging around 318 curves over 11 miles of the Tail of the Dragon is considered "the destination" in America for sports car and motorcycle enthusiasts, but at the end of those curves is another destination of note:  Fontana Dam. Considered one of TVA's most...

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