The Earth Team volunteer program helps the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) accomplish work that it otherwise might not with existing staff levels. It serves as an effective outreach and communication tool for promoting the services of NRCS.
NRCS partners with conservation groups and others to ensure private lands are conserved, restored and more resilient to environmental challenges like climate change. Working side-by-side with farmers, the NRCS identifies natural resource concerns, such as soil erosion and water quality issues, and develops unique conservation plans for restoring and protecting natural resources.
Earth Team volunteers are an integral part of the conservation partnership and each member takes pride in the fact that they maintain and improve our natural resources and environment on private lands.
The job of conserving our natural resources cannot be done by the government alone. We need your help in reducing soil erosion, conserving our water and improving its quality, and developing pride in our country’s natural resource heritage.
Who can volunteer?
Anyone 14 years of age or older and interested in conserving our precious natural resources can be an Earth Team volunteer. You can volunteer part-time or full-time and work outdoors or in a local NRCS office. You can volunteer as an individual or form or join a group.