Earth Team Volunteer Program
Illinois Earth Team Volunteers
NRCS is proud of the dedicated Earth Team volunteers and staff who have committed their time and talents to conserving and protecting our natural resources.
It shall be the mission of the earth Team to provide an effective volunteer workforce within the Natural Resources Conservation Service to help people conserve, improve, and sustain the Earth's resources and it's environment.
About the Earth Team:
Why be a Volunteer?
People volunteer with the Earth Team for a lot of reasons, but all Earth Team Volunteers have one thing in common: they want to help protect the natural resources in their communities. Other reasons people volunteer include:
to enjoy working outdoors
to help others
to learn a new skill
to pursue an interest in natural resources
to gain work experience
to complete a school project
to meet high school community service requirements
to enhance college applications and scholarship applications with volunteer service
Who Can Volunteer?
Anyone who is 14 years of age or older can volunteer their services to the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
What Kind of Jobs Volunteers Do:
Natural Resource Inventories
Illinois Earth Team Newsletter
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Want to Be An Earth Team Volunteer?
IL NRCS State Earth Team Volunteer Coordinator Carzella Pritchett
Meet some of Illinois' Earth Team Volunteers!
Illinois Earth Team Contacts:
State Earth Team Volunteer Coordinator
State Office & MLRA Office Coordinators
Jean McConkey, Volunteer Coordinator
Coordinator, Areas 1
David Webber, Area 1 Volunteer Coordinator
Coordinator, Areas 2
TBA, Area 2 Volunteer Coordinator
Area 3 Coordinator
Allison Anthe, Area 3 Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 815-942-0359 ext. 121
Area 4 Coordinator
TBA, Area 4 Volunteer Coordinator
Area 5 Coordinator
Karla Shaffner, Area 5 Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 217.345.3901 x102
Earth Team Forms
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Earth Team Application (Individual & Group) Form (PDF, 417 kb)
Earth Team Volunteer Interest & Placement Summary (PDF, 451 kb)
Earth Team Time & Attendance (PDF, 408 kb)
For more Earth Team Information:
Contact your local Natural Resources Conservation Service Office or call 1-888-LANDCARE. Let a friend know!