Montana's Earth Team members are part of a national network of volunteers who are giving their time and talent to help with local natural resource conservation projects.
As an Earth Team volunteer, you will work side-by-side with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service professionals who are committed to helping people protect and conserve the Earth's natural resources.
Montanans join the Earth Team for many reasons:
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Your skills and interests are matched to the agency's needs.
By volunteering, you will help your community, your country, and our Earth. In addition, you will learn new skills, meet new people, and be part of a dedicated conservation effort.
If you are interested in volunteering or have questions about the Earth Team, contact an Earth Team coordinator listed below. Additional information is also available on the national Earth Team Web site. Forms to sign up can be obtained from the national Earth Team Web site or by contacting an Earth Team volunteer coordinator.
Montana Earth Team Contacts
Bozeman Area: Mary Ann Quinn, 406-587-6859
Great Falls Area: Dee Morgan, 406-727-7580 x 102
Miles City Area: Kristi Nile, 406-232-7905 x 116
Missoula Area: Mona Smith, 406-829-3395 x 123
State Office and Plant Materials Center: Lori Valadez, 406-587-6969
State Volunteer Coordinator: Travis Lemke, 406-829-3395 x 122
Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older and be United States citizens or citizens of allied countries. Find the required forms and agreements at General Manual, Subpart J.
1. Individuals and Groups
Complete the Volunteer Interest and Placement Summary and Volunteer Services Agreement and send the forms to your area Earth Team Coordinator or the state Earth Team coordinator.
Volunteers under 18 years of age must have a parent or legal guardian sign the agreement.
If you are a group, the group leader must sign the agreement and provide an attached sheet with all group members’ signatures or legal guardians’ signature if group members are under 18 years of age.
2. Student volunteers
Complete the Volunteer Services Agreement;
Complete the Student Program Addendum with your school official; and
Have your school complete The Earth Team Student Volunteer Program agreement.
Send these forms to your area Earth Team Coordinator or the state Earth Team coordinator.