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?

Siting a new TVA generation facility: GIS team plays a critical role

Ever wonder how TVA decides where to build a new generation plant? It's a complex process that considers many factors and requires a variety of accurate, up-to-date data points about the area in question. Since TVA’s inception in 1933, GIS and Mapping technology has...

TVA’s 39th annual Wildflower Walk shows off stunning blooms

They crouched low to the ground, their noses close to a cluster of yellow flowers growing on a sloped trail. “It does smell like lemons!” one girl shouted, her cheery voice echoing across the freshly greening woods. She and a few other children had found yellow...

Using your 401(k) for retirement just got easier

An exciting new retirement income option is coming to the Target Retirement Portfolios in the TVA 401(k) Plan. Beginning June 21, 2024, BlackRock’s LifePath Paycheck will be available to 401(k) participants within new Target Retirement Paycheck Portfolios. Here are...

Gone fishing: TVA retirees teach kids how to fish

Over 70 kids descended the stairs from the parking lot anxious to bait hooks, cast reels and wear waders on June 8, as part of the Kids Fish Free day sponsored by Tennessee Valley Authority and the Knoxville Chapter of the TVA Retirees Association, Bicentennial...

CADNet: Three decades of growing our workforce

In the fall of 1994, Shane Bales was one of three students from Gibbs High school in Knoxville, Tennessee, helping to pilot a unique new TVA opportunity: learn computer-aided drafting (CAD) while providing part-time paid services to TVA and receiving class credit....

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