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Volunteer For The Earth Team

NRCS Earth Team Volunteer Program

The job of conserving natural resources cannot be done by government alone. The collective talents and energies of private individuals and groups are needed. Since 1981, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has provided an opportunity for volunteers to use their talents and abilities on behalf of conservation. these volunteers are known as the "Earth Team"

You can make a difference!


A message from Chief Jason Weller


National Earth Team Volunteer Website

The National Earth Team volunteer office is located in Urbandale, Iowa. For more information call 1-888-LANDCARE.  Let a friend know!  

Why be a Volunteer?

As a member, you could gain professional experience, discover a lifetime career, receive training, earn academic credit, work on conservation activities in your community, and help conserve natural resources for future generations.

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.

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.

How Can You Get Involved?

Volunteer with the Earth Team. You will help your community, your country and our Earth.

Volunteers write articles for newsletters, take photos of conservation practices, learn computer and office skills through on-the-job training, prepare and staff environmental exhibits for special events, assist with engineering design and drafting, plan conservation practice field demonstrations, mark fields on soil maps, measure crop residue, or work with professional staff on a variety of projects.  What are your ideas?  We would love to hear them!


Earth Team Volunteer Coordinators in Wisconsin

Contact one of these coordinators to inquire about opportunities in their areas of Wisconsin.