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The Vermont Earth Needs You - Join Our Team!

NRCS Earth Team LogoAt NRCS, we are very proud of our Earth Team Volunteers’ commitment to conservation. We want to take this opportunity to thank each of them for being a valued member of our conservation team. The Earth Team is the volunteer workforce of the Natural Resources Conservation Service NRCS and we are making a difference in every county in the nation.

NRCS partners with conservation groups and others to ensure private lands are conserved, restored, and more resilient to environmental challenges like climate change. Working side-by-side with farmers and ranchers, the NRCS identifies natural resource concerns, such as soil erosion and water quality issues, and develops unique conservation plans for restoring and protecting resources.

Earth Team volunteers are an integral part of the conservation partnership and each member takes pride in the fact that they maintain and improve our natural resources and environment on private lands.

Volunteer Week 2016

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.

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.


Earth Team Volunteer Vicki Shepard is a lifelong resident of Brandon, Vermont.Vicki Shepard is a lifelong resident of Brandon, Vermont. The 48-year old works full time as a manager for a local grocery store while at the same time earning her associates degree in Environmental Science from Community College of Vermont. One of her degree requirements is to gain hands-on experience in her field of study by completing an internship. When her professor told her about the mission of the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Vicki was definitely interested. And now, thanks to NRCS’ Earth Team volunteer program, she satisfied her internship requirement by spending the summer of 2018 as a conservation volunteer in the Middlebury, Vermont field office. Learn more about her summer Earth Team volunteer experience here. 



Vermont NRCS Earth Team Volunteer Tim McCoySome NRCS employees start out as volunteers with the Earth Team. Timothy McCoy was hired as a Soil Conservation Technician in February of 2014. He now serves as a Soil Conservationist in the Middlebury Field Office.  Read more...




VT Earth Team Volunteer

This UVM Senior spent her Spring semester communicating the mission of Vermont NRCS through graphic design, Twitter, and writing. Read more....




Please contact a local service center or the Vermont State Earth Team Coordinator or visit the NRCS Earth Team website if you have any questions about how to volunteer.