Indiana Earth Team Volunteers
Indiana State Earth Team Volunteer Coordinator
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. Since Congress passed legislation in 1981 permitting NRCS to use volunteers, the Earth Team volunteers have expanded conservation services by utilizing their time, talents, and energy to help NRCS accomplish its mission. Since 1982, nearly 482,000 volunteers have donated more than 14 million hours. In Indiana, over 920 Earth Team volunteers logged more than 17,000 hours of work in Fiscal Year 2009 alone.
Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older and are people like you--professionals, nonprofessionals, retirees, and students-- who are interested in conserving natural resources. Hours can vary from part time to full time. Depending on the project, volunteers accomplish their work during the week day, evenings or on weekends.
Volunteer Guidance Documents
Volunteer Interest and Placement Form (PDF; 133 KB)
Volunteer Opportunities Website
If you are a volunteer looking for more information on the Earth Team program, please contact your local USDA service center.
Are you an NRCS employee that has just signed up their first volunteer and are feeling a little overwhelmed at what to do next? This section will provide information how to sign up your volunteer, how to supervise your volunteer, and how to report successes. More information can be found on the Earth Team Volunteer SharePoint.
Earth Team Volunteer Forms
Volunteer Agreement Form 301a (PDF; 329 KB)
Time and Attendance Track Sheet (PDF; 69 KB)
Volunteer ID Card (PDF; 251 KB)
Volunteer Tracking Website
Need more information about Earth Team Volunteers in your area? Please contact your regional coordinator for more assistance.
Northwest Area Coordinator
Northeast Area Coordinator
Southwest Area Coordinator
765.653.5716 Ext. 3
Southeast Area Coordinator