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Get Involved with the Earth Team!

Interested in becoming an Earth Team Volunteer? Here are some opportunities with NRCS:

On the Land

  • Conservation Practice Layout
  • Planting Trees
  • Native Grass Seeding
  • Resource Inventories
  • Soil Mapping
  • Surveying            
  • Water Sampling        
  • Wildlife Habitat

In the Community

  • Conservation Education
  • Conservation Planning
  • Conservation Youth Groups
  • Photography
  • Public Speaking
  • Outdoor Classroom and Nature Areas
  • Special Tours & Fairs

In the Office

  • Computer Data Entry    
  • Drafting
  • Editing    
  • Filing    
  • Map Interpretations    
  • Reception    
  • Telephoning
  • Typing    
  • Writing


Since 1985, Earth Team Volunteers have had an opportunity to benefit the soil, water, air, and wildlife through conservation work directly with Natural Resources Conservation Service employees and farmers, ranchers, and foresters. With over 2,500 offices nationwide, there are many opportunities at the field level for volunteers to provide a valued source of talent and enthusiasm, while also gaining office and field experience. Earth Team Volunteers specifically enjoy assisting customers, learning new skills, building relationships, and working to protect our lands. You can make a difference by joining our volunteer team! 


Anyone 14 years and older can apply to volunteer. Many opportunities exist: full and part-time, outdoor and indoor, as an individual or part of a group. International volunteer opportunities also exist. We can use volunteers with office, speaking, education, training, conservation planning and implementation, snow survey, computer, soil conservation, wildlife habitat, clerical, photography, budget and contracting skills, and much more. There is something for everyone interested in protecting our natural resources for future generations. 

Please complete the Volunteer Interest and Placement Summary Form. 

Once completed, email the completed copy to