Oregon Earth Team Volunteer Program

Earth Team Volunteers, Answer The Call To ServeNRCS is proud of the dedicated Earth Team volunteers and staff who have committed their time and talents to conserving and protecting our natural resources.

It shall be the mission of the earth Team to provide an effective volunteer workforce within  the Natural Resources Conservation Service to help people conserve, improve, and sustain the Earth's resources and its environment.

In 1981, Congress authorized the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), formerly 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.  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.

Featured Earth Team Volunteer Vignettes

Read about some of our volunteers.

Oregon Volunteer Activities and Projects in Action

See photos of our activities and projects in action.

Oregon Earth Team Volunteers Receive National Recognition

See photos as our Earth Team Volunteers are rewarded and recognized for the services they perform. 


How Do You Sign Up?

It's easy!  Contact your local NRCS office or you may contact the Oregon State Volunteer Coordinator listed below.

The following documents requires  Adobe Acrobat.

Earth Team Application Form, for Individuals or Groups (PDF, 52 KB)
Earth Team Volunteer Interest & Placement Summary (PDF, 451 KB)
Earth Team Time & Attendance (PDF, 408 KB)


Kathy Ferge
State Tribal Liaison
1201 NE Lloyd Blvd. Suite 900
Portland, OR 97232
Office: 503/414-3239
Cell: 503/333-5658