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The Earth Needs You - Join Our Team!

The Earth Team is the volunteer workforce of the NRCS and we are making a difference in every county in the nation.

NRCS partners with conservation groups and others to identify natural resource concerns, such as soil erosion and water quality issues, and develops unique conservation plans for restoring and protecting our natural resources. Earth Team volunteers are an integral part of the conservation partnership and each member takes pride in the fact that they are helping to improve our natural resources and environment. 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.

The job of conserving our natural resources cannot be done by the government alone.  We need your help in reducing soil erosion, conserving our water and improving its quality, and developing pride in our country's natural resource heritage.

Volunteer for Earth Team

Who can volunteer?

Anyone 14 years of age or older and interested in conserving our precious natural resources can be an Earth Team volunteer.  You can volunteer part-time or full-time and work outdoors or in a local NRCS office. You can volunteer as an individual or form or join a group.  We have opportunities in every state.

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, collecting soil samples, identifying areas with invasive species, providing conservation education to adults and students, community outreach, and many more interesting opportunities. Whatever your talents or interests might be, there is a volunteer opportunity for you with the Earth Team.

Please complete the Earth Team Volunteer Interest and Placement Summary and Earth Team Application to get started as an Earth Team volunteer.  In order to view and complete this form, you will need Adobe Reader.

Mail your completed forms to:
State NRCS Earth Team Volunteer Coordinator
700 West Capitol Avenue, Room 3416
Little Rock, AR  72201

 Working together we can make a difference!


Program Contact

Mendy Rice
State Earth Team Volunteer Coordinator