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Become an Earth Team Volunteer

Join the Earth Team!

The Earth Team is NRCS’ volunteer workforce that is making a difference in every county in the nation. NRCS works with private landowners to improve soil quality, conserve water, improve air quality and enhance wildlife habitat. Earth Team volunteers work side-by-side with conservation professionals and are an integral part of the conservation partnership.

Earth Team offers many opportunities for people who are interested in volunteering to improve the nation’s natural resources. People who are 14-years-old and older can volunteer. Volunteers can work part-time or full-time, work outdoors or inside a local NRCS office, individually or as a group.

What Kind of Jobs Can Volunteers Do?

  • Conservation Education
  • Natural Resource Inventories
  • Water Monitoring
  • Computer Assistance
  • Surveying
  • Clerical Assistance
  • Administrative Assistance
  • Soil Science
  • Writing
  • Public Speaking
  • Photography
  • Soil Mapping

Earth Team Resources

Join the Earth Team (Fill out the necessary paperwork and submit to your local NRCS field office)

Earth Team Calendar of Events: Learn about events in your where you can serve as an Earth Team Volunteer

Missouri Volunteer Showcase

Missouri Earth Team Contact Information

Are you interested in volunteering? Do you want to know more about the program? Contact the area coordinator nearest you, or reach out to Missouri State Coordinator, Monica Siler.

Monica Siler
Missouri State Earth Team Coordinator (located in Jackson)
573-243-1467 x3 

Anita Dunham
Area 1 Earth Team Coordinator (located in Kingston)
816-586-2061 x3

Paul Duffner
Area 2 Earth Team Coordinator (located in Jefferson City)
660-457-3716 x3

Kim Overton
Area 3 Earth Team Coordinator (located in Jackson)
573-243-1467 x6

Cheryl Hoback
Area 4 Earth Team Coordinator (located in Eldon)
573-392-5667 x3

Emily Murray
State Office Earth Team Coordinator (located in Columbia)