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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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