Earth Team Overview
The Earth Needs You - Join Our Team!
At NRCS, we are very proud of our Earth Team Volunteers’ commitment to conservation. We want to take this opportunity to thank each of them for being a valued member of our conservation team. The Earth Team is the volunteer workforce of the Natural Resources Conservation Service NRCS and we are making a difference in every county in the nation.
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 and ranchers, the NRCS identifies natural resource concerns, such as soil erosion and water quality issues, and develops unique conservation plans for restoring and protecting 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. We have opportunities in every state.
Celebrate Volunteers During National Volunteer Week
Earth Team Volunteers Make Great NRCS Employees
April 6th through 13th is National Volunteer Week at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and in Vermont there is a lot to celebrate. Volunteers allow the NRCS to stretch available resources and help put conservation practices on the ground. Many NRCS employees start out as volunteers with the Earth Team. Recent volunteer, Timothy McCoy, was hired as a Soil Conservation Technician in February of 2014. Read more...
Please contact a local service center or the Vermont State Earth Team Coordinator or visit the NRCS Earth Team website if you have any questions about how to volunteer.