AmeriCorps members spend a year of service on conservation,
community heritage, or historic preservation projects to benefit
forest environment and rural communities.
-- Learn about AFNHA AmeriCorps service
–- What are the position assignment
-- Recruitment steps to your AFNHA
AmeriCorps Service Year
Cover letter: To apply to AFNHA AmeriCorps
email us a cover letter telling a little bit about yourself and
why you are interested in our program. This is your introduction
and expression of interest to us.
Application: With the cover letter, send us an initial
application. This can be your required my.americorps portal
application, or you can get started with a resume or Service
Year application, and do the americorps application later.
If you look like a feasible candidate, we will respond to you
with more information, and a pre-interview form to fill out,
which includes your chance to pick which positions interest you
Interviews: We will do a general
program interview with you, then follow up with individual
interviews with sites who are considering you. Position offers
may follow these interviews.
accept applications any time, but May through August is our
prime recruitment season for early September start date.
Positions are filled on a rolling basis, so early application
will give most choice of positions. If some positions are not
filled by start date, recruitment for those will continue until
more details about the application process and some next steps for
AmeriCorps is a program of the
Corporation for National
and Community Service, an independent federal agency whose
mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster
civic engagement through service and volunteering. To learn more
about AmeriCorps see
www.americorps.gov. The AFNHA AmeriCorps program is
sponsored by Volunteer West Virginia, the state's Commission for National and
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about the impact of AmeriCorps on West Virginia:
Participation in the AmeriCorps (or any other Corporation) program is based on merit and equal opportunity for all, without regard to factors such as race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, political affiliation, marital or parental status, military service, or religious, community, or social affiliations.
· You have a right to reasonable accommodation for disabilities. Programs must furnish reasonable accommodations for the known physical and mental limitations of qualified AmeriCorps members.
· If you believe your rights have been violated, you may report such violations to the directors of your program of whom must establish and maintain a procedure for filing and adjudicating certain grievances.
· You may also file discrimination-related grievances with the Equal Opportunity Counselor of the Corporation for National and Community Service at (202) 606-5000, ext. 312 (voice), or 1 (800) 942-2677.