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NRCS is proud of the dedicated Earth Team volunteers and staff who have committed their time and talents to conserving and protecting our natural resources.

About the Earth Team:


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.

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What Kind of Jobs Volunteers Do?

  • Conservation Education
  • Natural Resource Inventories
  • Water Monitoring
  • Surveying
  • Soil Science

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Want to Be An Earth Team Volunteer?

NH NRCS State Earth Team Volunteer Coordinator Kimberly Zaleski or call 603-868-7581.

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Earth Team Forms:

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For more Earth Team Information:

Still need to know more? call 1-888-LANDCARE.  Let a friend know!  

Contact the National Earth Team Office
Cindy Einspahr, National Volunteer Coordinator, (720) 634-3923

National Earth Team Volunteer Website

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Earth Team Volunteers help restore New England Cottontail Habitat

Volunteer Opportunities:

New Hampshire needs you! Contact Kimberly Zaleski or call 603-868-7581.

Get involved in your community!    
Area Administrators, log your hours here.


Examples of Earth Team Volunteers at Work

Types of Work

  • Four high school students worked with NRCS and Conservation District employees and others to install 1' x 20' fiber rolls along the shoreline of the Connecticut River in North Haverhill as part of an erosion control project. 

  • An environmental consultant assisted with the 5th Annual Soil Judging Contest for high school students which gives students an awareness of soil properties and how they affect different land uses. 

  • Students and adults have been taking part in a water table study at four sites in Coos County. 

  • A UNH student developed a database to collect information from towns that have used the New Hampshire Method for the Comparative Evaluation of Nontidal Wetlands.

  • Students from a special needs class in Laconia assist the Belknap County Conservation District with general clerical duties.

  • A payroll clerk is assisting the NRCS cartographer digitizing information for maps and in the process is learning about the geographic information program. 

  • On the land - With a soil conservationist volunteers help land users plan conservation projects or take field surveys. Best of all, they see how their conservation work cares for our natural resources. 

  • In schools - Earth Team volunteers teach students about conservation. Through outdoor classrooms, they teach urban students how to stop erosion in school yards. 

  • With organizations - Earth Team volunteers help youth groups, churches, garden and service clubs, and other organizations learn about ecosystem management. They teach them that plants, animals, soil, water, and humans are interdependent, or show them how to turn abandoned eroded land into a nature center or playground. 

  • In offices - Volunteers can keep offices organized, put together newsletters, and keep people up-to-date about local conservation issues.