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Earth Team Volunteers

Staff Contact:
Amy Robertson
Louisiana Earth Team State Volunteer Coordinator
Phone:(318) 473-7762

What is the Earth Team?

In 1981, Congress authorized the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), formerly the Soil Conservation Service, to accept volunteers to increase soil and water conservation efforts, and to do this by working closely with Soil and Water Conservation Districts.

Earth Team volunteers work side by side with professionals from NRCS, helping protect and conserve the earth's natural resources. By volunteering, you will help your community, your country and our earth. Earth team members also meet new people, learn new skills and help accomplish conservation work throughout the state. It's fun and easy. The mission of the Earth Team is to provide an effective volunteer workforce within NRCS to help people conserve, improve and sustain our resources and environment.

Volunteers can help expand efforts in soil and water conservation. Anyone 14 years or older and interested in saving our precious soil and water can join the Earth Team. Volunteers may work part-time, full-time, outdoors or in an NRCS office. Help reduce soil erosion, conserve our water and improve its quality, carry the conservation message to schools, and take pride in our country's natural resource heritage. Whatever your talents or interests, there is a volunteer opportunity for you.

What Can You Do?

On the Land

In the Community

In the Office

  • Soil Mapping
  • Surveying
  • Water Sampling
  • Establishing Wildlife Habitat
  • Native Grass Seeding
  • Resource Inventories
  • Conservation
    Practice Layout
  • Planting Trees
  • Conservation Planning
  • Photography
  • Conservation Education
  • Writing
  • Special Tours & Fairs
  • Conservation
    Youth Groups
  • Outdoor Classrooms & Nature Areas
  • Public Speaking
  • Drafting
  • Computer Data Entry
  • Map Interpretations
  • Typing
  • Telephoning
  • Editing
  • Reception
  • Filing


For more Earth Team program information, contact your nearest coordinator.



Address/Phone Number

Louisiana State Volunteer Coordinator Amy Robertson 3737 Government Street
Alexandria, LA 71302
Louisiana Assistant State Volunteer Coordinator Adele Swearingen 3737 Government Street
Alexandria, LA 71302

Red River Resource Unit Volunteer Coordinator
Brandy Hinds 6949 LA Highway 1 Bypass
Natchitoches, LA 71457
318-357-8366 x. 3

Northeast Resource Unit Volunteer Coordinator
Scott Breedlove

208 Constitution Street
P.O. Box 664
Oak Grove, LA 71263
318-428-9303 x. 3

Six Rivers Resource Unit Volunteer Coordinator Zacki Cummings 8331 Highway 84
Ferriday, LA 71334
318-757-2455 x. 3
Calcasieu Resource Unit Volunteer Coordinator Josh Soileau 205 Court Street
Ville Platte, LA 70586
337-363-6602 x. 3
Southwest Resource Unit Volunteer Coordinator Phyllis Cart 157 Cherokee Drive, Suite C
Crowley, LA 70526
337-783-5823 x.3
Acadiana Resource Unit Volunteer Coordinator Mac Parker 600 Rue De Brille Street
New Iberia, LA 70563
337-369-3234 x. 3

Lower Mississippi Delta Resource Unit Volunteer Coordinator
Samuel Terry 143 Laura Drive
Thibodaux, LA 70301
985-447-3871 x. 3