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Discover Life in America (DLIA) is always in need of volunteers.  We are a volunteer-based organization that has a variety of needs.  Volunteers have contributed significantly to the success of the All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory (ATBI) since the inventory began through the use of field work, education and outreach, and financial support.  DLIA could not continue to function without the use of our dedicated volunteers and supporters.

Why Volunteer for DLIA?

  • Work in a fun, friendly, small work environment
  • Contribute to the largest "science project" in the Smokies
  • Gain new job skills / maintain existing job skills
  • Meet Park personnel, local business owners, scientists from across the country
  • Make new friends

Volunteers work in five main areas:

  • Field Work
  • Clerical
  • Education/Outreach
  • Fundraising
  • Computer/Technical

Find out more at Volunteer Job Descriptions.

To see IMMEDIATE positions available, visit the Immediate/Ongoing Jobs page.

We owe our volunteers a very special thank you for their donation of time, effort, and support to DLIA and the success of the ATBI in the Smokies.   Submit your Volunteer Application here.  If you would like more information about volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Heather, (865) 430-4756.



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Thank You for Coming to the 2014 Salamander Ball

Thanks to all who obeyed the call
To "come one come all to the Salamander Ball"!
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Thank you for a great 2014 ATBI Conference

Thank you to all who participated in, and attended our annual ATBI Conference of March 2014. We believe it was very profitable: not only for the attendees in general, but for the gathering and collaboration of experts in the field of conservation biology. We were also delighted and enthused by the presence and presentations of our keynote speaker, bat conservationist and author, Dr. Merlin Tuttle.

Thank you Dr. Tuttle!
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