Find a Place to Volunteer

Throughout the year, there are many Tennessee State Park events that ask for and rely on volunteer help. From trail maintenance to invasive plant pulls, the help of volunteers is needed and valued. The link below is your first step in finding an event near you and answering the call for help from a Tennessee State Park.

Volunteer Opportunities & Events

In order to register for a volunteer event at Tennessee State Parks, you will need to create an account in our new volunteer management system.  Please reach out to us if you run into any issues or have questions at 615-202-4261 or [email protected] 

Other Volunteer Days

Weed Wrangle — March 4, 2023

Tennessee State Parks and Natural Areas has partnered with The Garden Club of Nashville and Invasive Plant Control, Inc (IPC) to participate in Weed Wrangle®. Weed Wrangle® is a nationwide clean-up event dedicated to ridding Tennessee of non-native plant species. Volunteers from across the state will be helping to eradicate invasive plants in public spaces. Our intent as stewards of the environment is to support our partners in their commitment to removing invasive plants throughout Tennessee State Parks and Natural Areas.

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TN Promise Saturday — June 24, 2023

Tennessee State Parks offers a variety of volunteer events to help TN Promise Scholars log community service hours required to meet their scholarship commitments. Find an event that meets your needs and sign up! This is a great way to bank volunteer service hours while having a little bit of fun at the same time.

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TN Serves & National Public Lands Day – September 15 - 24, 2023

A combined volunteer effort with the National Environmental Education Foundation's Annual National Public Lands Day and the Tennessee First Lady's Tennessee Serves monthly volunteer challenge. Come help us transform our state through service at a state park between September 15th - 24th!

The annual National Public Lands Day celebration is the largest single-day volunteer effort for America's public lands. National Public Lands Day is a signature event of the National Environmental Education Foundation. The event brings out hundreds of thousands of volunteers on the fourth Saturday in September to assist land managers with environmental projects designed to enhance and restore national parks, recreation areas, wildlife refuges, and other public lands and waters.

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If you have been asked to fill out a volunteer liability waiver, please download and submit the one below.