NRCS Earth Team
The Earth Team is NRCS’ volunteer workforce that is making a difference in every county in the nation. NRCS works with private landowners to improve soil quality, conserve water, improve air quality and enhance wildlife habitat. Earth Team volunteers work side-by-side with conservation professionals and are an integral part of the conservation partnership.
Earth Team offers many opportunities for people who are interested in volunteering to improve the nation’s natural resources. People who are 14-years-old and older can volunteer. Volunteers can work part-time or full-time, work outdoors or inside a local NRCS office, individually or as a group.
National Volunteer was April 12-18, and NRCS used this opportunity to highlight the hard work and accomplishments of its Earth Team volunteers. More than 25,000 volunteers across the country donated 318,500 hours to NRCS in 2014 – valued at $7.2 million.