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Joshua assisting engineersThe Earth Team is NRCS’ volunteer workforce that is making a difference in every county in the nation. NRCS works with private landowners to improve soil quality, conserve water, improve air quality and enhance wildlife habitat. Earth Team volunteers work side-by-side with conservation professionals. The soil conservationists, technicians, scientists, wildlife biologists, engineers, accounting and administrative staff are all committed to helping people protect and conserve the earth's natural resources.

When you sign up as an Earth Team Volunteer, you are on your way to becoming a caretaker of natural resources in your community. When you volunteer you may assist with improving wildlife habitat, providing conservation education to adults and students, community outreach and many more interesting opportunities. Earth Team volunteers write articles for newsletters, take photos of conservation practices, and learn computer and office skills through on-the-job training, prepare and staff environmental displays for special events, assist with engineering design and drafting, plan conservation practice field demonstrations, mark fields on maps, measure crop residue, and work with professional staff on a variety of projects.

Earth Team offers many opportunities for people who are interested in volunteering to improve the nation’s natural resources. People who are 14-years-old and older can volunteer. Volunteers can work part-time or full-time, work outdoors or inside a local NRCS office, individually or as a group.

Whatever your talents or interests might be, there is a volunteer opportunity for you with the Earth Team. Field Offices are located throughout Pennsylvania, so there is one located near you.

Tell us more about your skills and interests by completing an Earth Team Volunteer Interest and Placement summary form. If you have any questions contact Tim Kinney using the information below. In order to view and fill this form out, you will need Adobe Reader.

Once the form is completed, you can be emailed to

You can submit a hard copy to:
Pennsylvania Earth Team
Attention: Tim Kinney
359 East Park Drive
Suite 2
Harrisburg, PA 17111-274

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For Earth Team information contact:

Timothy Kinney
Pennsylvania State Volunteer Coordinator

Last updated:  May 26, 2021