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Earth Team Volunteers

Georgia's Earth Team Volunteer Program

At the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), we are very proud of our Earth Team Volunteers’ commitment to conservation.  The Earth Team is the volunteer workforce of NRCS and we are making a difference in every county in the nation.  The primary purpose of the Earth Team volunteer program is to expand NRCS services by using volunteer time, talent, and energy to help accomplish the NRCS mission. Nationally, in fiscal year 2014, more than 25,000 people across the country donated 318,530 hours of service to NRCS worth about $7.2 million. In fiscal year 2014, Georgia’s 115 Earth Team volunteers worked 5,232 hours. Their time and contributions were worth more than $117,000

Individuals from all walks of life volunteer to help NRCS and districts carryout their conservation mission. Volunteers help to protect and conserve the Earth's natural resources. By volunteering you will help ensure that generations to come will enjoy Earth's natural bounty. You will learn new skills and meet and work with new people.

Georgia's 2015 Earth Team Volunteer Spotlights

Marietta Walker volutneers in the Americus field office.

Marietta Walker | Marietta is a native of Sumter County, Georgia and lives in the town of Leslie. She grew up on a farm and has first-hand knowledge of the all the work that goes into agriculture. In her work as an Earth Team volunteer in the Americus field office, Marietta greets clientele, answers the phone, and assists with contract folders and filing. She says that “NRCS has lots of paperwork, but I love volunteering, love the job, and really like working with people.” Learn more.

Devon Bullock loves to ride horses when she isn't volunteering.  

Devon Bullock | Devon is from Atlanta, Ga. She is currently a dual major in Environmental Chemistry and Biological Sciences at the University of Georgia. At the NRCS office in Athens, Devon is working on soil profile models of soil series found across the state of Georgia to be used at educational events aimed at teaching community members the importance of soil health. In her spare time, Devon enjoys horseback riding! Learn more.

Georgia's 2014 Earth Team Volunteer Spotlights

Allegra Stransky is an Earth Team Volunteer located in Coastal Georgia

Allegra Stransky | Allegra has moved several times with her military husband but she has managed to make each new place feel like home by volunteering. Their latest army move was to Ft. Stewart, Georgia where she is an Earth Team volunteer with the Richmond Hill NRCS office. Allegra says that she is enjoying learning about coastal Georgia and experiencing life in the low country. Learn more.


Melissa Mooneyham volunteers in Northwest Georgia.

Melissa Mooneyham  |  Melissa was instrumental in documenting the successes of EWP projects in Dade, Walker, and Catoosa Counties. There was a lot of data gathered in the damage survey reports for each potential and actual EWP site. Melissa took information from damage survey reports and information from the implementation of the practices at each site and developed a great summary of what was accomplished. Learn more.

















Who Can Volunteer?

Anyone 14 years of age or older and interested in conserving our precious natural resources can join the Earth Team. You can work part-time or full-time, evenings or weekends, outdoors or in an local NRCS office. You can volunteer as an individual or as a group!

For additional information on Georgia's Earth Team Volunteer program, contact Dee Pederson, Georgia's Volunteer Coordinator.

Earth Team Volunteer Application (232 KB)

Earth Team Volunteer Placement Summary (246 KB)