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Earth Team Volunteers

Earth Team Volunteers

Staff Contact:
Erin Hayden
Louisiana Earth Team State Volunteer Coordinator
Phone:(985) 839-5687, Ext. 3

What is the Earth Team?

In 1981, Congress authorized the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), formerly the Soil Conservation Service, to accept volunteers to increase soil and water conservation efforts, and to do this by working closely with Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

Earth Team volunteers work side by side with professionals from NRCS, helping protect and conserve the earth's natural resources. By volunteering, you will help your community, your country and our earth. Earth team members also meet new people, learn new skills and help accomplish conservation work throughout the state. It's fun and easy. The mission of the Earth Team is to provide an effective volunteer workforce within NRCS to help people conserve, improve and sustain our resources and environment.

Volunteers can help expand efforts in soil and water conservation. Anyone 14 years or older and interested in saving our precious soil and water can join the Earth Team. Volunteers may work part-time, full-time, outdoors or in an NRCS office. Help reduce soil erosion, conserve our water and improve its quality, carry the conservation message to schools, and take pride in our country's natural resource heritage. Whatever your talents or interests, there is a volunteer opportunity for you.

What Can You Do?

On the Land

In the Community

In the Office

  • Soil Mapping
  • Surveying
  • Water Sampling
  • Establishing Wildlife Habitat
  • Native Grass Seeding
  • Resource Inventories
  • Conservation
    Practice Layout
  • Planting Trees
  • Conservation Planning
  • Photography
  • Conservation Education
  • Writing
  • Special Tours & Fairs
  • Conservation
    Youth Groups
  • Outdoor Classrooms & Nature Areas
  • Public Speaking
  • Drafting
  • Computer Data Entry
  • Map Interpretations
  • Typing
  • Telephoning
  • Editing
  • Reception
  • Filing


For more Earth Team program information, contact your nearest coordinator.



Address/Phone Number

E-mail Address

Louisiana State Volunteer Coordinator Erin Hayden 1111 Washington Street
Franklinton, LA 70438
Telephone: 985-839-5687, Ext. 3
Area 2 - NRCS Coordinator
Barton Devillier (Bart) 905 Jefferson Street, Suite 310
Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
Telephone: 337-262-6601
Area 2 - District Coordinator
Gayle Roussel P.O. Box 72
Convent, Louisiana 70723
Telephone: 225-562-2335
Area 3 - NRCS Coordinator Brian Baiamonte 1402 Hawn Avenue
Shreveport, Louisiana 71107
Telephone: 318-676-3461
Area 3 - NRCS Coordinator Sarah Broadway 332 Lake Road
Mansfield, Louisiana 71052
Telephone: 318-872-4949
Area 3 - District Coordinator Dani Finnefrock 1311 Ringgold Avenue
Coushatta, Louisiana 71019
Telephone: 318-932-4352