The Henry A. Wallace
Beltsville Agricultural Research Center
Volunteer with BARC
The Beltsville Area consists of ARS programs at the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center in Beltsville, MD; the US National Arboretum in Washington D.C.; and worksites in Chatsworth, NJ; Presque Isle, ME; and McMinnville, TN. BARC is the largest and most diversified agricultural research complex in the world.
Beltsville's record of accomplishments and ongoing programs has made it a world leader in agriculture research. Its international reputation attracts thousands of visitors each year from the United States and abroad.
- Learn more about the Beltsville Area - BARC Celebrates 100 Years of Agricultural Research
- Current Volunteer Opportunities:
- Student Discovery Garden - The Student Discovery Garden at BARC is composed of seven sections, each exhibiting a different aspect of BARC research, from the breeding of native crops, to urban garden containers.
Each section features a poster providing relevant educational information.
A three foot wide sidwalk permits easy access for close viewing of exhibits.
Volunteer Application - right click to download to your desktop
Volunteer Orientation Dates and Times:
To be Announced
- ARS Policy and Procedures for Volunteers
- Policies and Procedures 413.8 - Student and Volunteer Programs