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.
Why be a Volunteer?
People volunteer with the Earth Team for a lot of reasons, but all 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.
Meet IL Earth Team Volunteer - Ruth Wheeler I was born on my grandparent’s farm and raised on my parent’s dairy farm Northeast of Mt. Vernon (a farm with Centennial Farm Status). I was my Dad’s “hired hand” until I graduated from high school. When I left home, Dad sold out the herd. I was a legal secretary for 50 years and when I retired, I had many choices of how to occupy my time.read more...
Illinois Earth Team Volunteer - Gary Grams Gary Grams doesn’t let grass grow under his feet….Gary came to the Morgan County NRCS office over a year ago after reading an article written in the local newspaper about a new program where farmers could bring water samples into the office and test for nitrates. Gary, a retired Chemistry professor at Illinois College and a recent certified Master Naturalist with the University of Illinois Extension Service, was a perfect match.read more...