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?

Special delivery closes Cumberland boat ramp

To continue to meet the growing demand for electricity across the valley region, teams at Cumberland Combined Cycle Plant are preparing for the delivery of new combustion turbines and other equipment arriving by barge in the coming weeks. To accommodate the delivery,...

Kingston slated for retirement; plans for new energy complex

Growing up in Roane County, Tennessee, Robbie Davis spent a lot of time riding around in the back seat of his family’s 1972 Monte Carlo. One local landmark always entranced him. The twin 1,000-foot chimneys towering over Tennessee Valley Authority’s Kingston Fossil...

Around the Region: February 2024

North Region On Feb. 8, TVA celebrated the official opening and ribbon cutting at the Nashville Collaboration Center. Jeff Lyash spoke and, as a part of our commitment to serve the people of the Valley region, presented Nashville Rescue Mission with a check for...

A new era for TVA drones

Innovation has been at the heart of TVA’s drone activities since the inception of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) team in 2019, but only recent events have enabled the team to address one long-time question: Just how far away can you fly that thing? “People come...

Tree-planting projects take root in the region

Did you know it can be 25 degrees cooler in the shade of a tree? Forested areas of cities are about 3 degrees cooler than unshaded parts. For all these reasons, TVA’s Shannon O’Quinn, senior water resource specialist, and Jess Wykoff-Carpenter, watershed...

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