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Since 1985, Earth Team volunteers have provided a valued source of talent to NRCS. These dedicated volunteers work with conservation professionals on private lands to improve soil quality, conserve water, improve air quality and enhance wildlife habitat. 

Earth Team volunteers across the nation help NRCS accomplish its mission to provide conservation resources to farmers, ranchers, and forest owners.

Volunteer With Us 

Whether serving your community, gaining professional experience, or contributing your professional knowledge after retirement, there are plenty of great reasons to become a NRCS volunteer. 

Complete the below online form, and then email to

Once you sign up, a volunteer coordinator in your state will match you, based on your interests, with a volunteer opportunity near you.

USDA Farm Production and Conservation Volunteer Program

NRCS’ sister agencies are also looking for volunteers to assist with risk management and farm support programs. For more information on volunteer opportunities within the USDA Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC) mission area, email  

Get Involved with the Earth Team

A partial list of volunteer opportunities with the Earth Team