TN Promise volunteers do maintenance work at a state park. (Photo: Contributed)

Tennessee State Parks and State Natural Areas are offering a variety of volunteer events across the state on June 23 to help TN Promise Scholars log community service hours required to meet their scholarship commitments.

It’s an opportunity for TN Promise Scholars to improve a state park or natural area and bank volunteer service hours while having a little bit of fun at the same time.

Here is a list of events planned at state parks near Chattanooga.


Booker T. Washington

Help clear brush and clean up areas in the park.

Cumberland Trail

Help build part of the Cumberland Trail near Graysville.

Fort Loudoun

Make the park a better place by removing pesky privet plants.

Harrison Bay

Assist park staff with litter clean-up, invasive species removal and other projects.

Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River

Do trail maintenance on the park’s loop trail and pull invasive privet plants.

Red Clay

Help build a reroute along the Council of Trees Trail.

Cumberland Mountain

Help reclaim the historic CCC picnic area.

Fall Creek Falls

Help beautify some spectacular overlooks.

Old Stone Fort

Remove invasive plant species along the Forks of the River Trail.

Rock Island

Assist with a river gorge clean-up.

South Cumberland

Help construct new sections of the Sherwood Forest Trail.

Click here for a complete list of volunteer events at parks across the state that includes times, location, duration, activity description and point of contact. Events are still being added, so be sure to check back regularly if you don’t see a park near you.

All TN Promise participants are asked to complete the online registration form that is available on the details page of each event. These RSVPs will help park staff be better prepared for their volunteer crews and also make it easier to provide information on volunteer hours on behalf of participants.

If you have any questions or need assistance making your reservation for a TN Promise volunteer event, please contact Emily Stevenson at [email protected] or 615-253-9945 or Nancy Schelin at [email protected] or 615-532-5249.