AFHA AmeriCorps Program
The AFHA AmeriCorps team works with partner organizations to conserve forests and communities. AmeriCorps members help enhance assets to benefit communities by providing community service on conservation, community development, heritage tourism, and historic preservation projects.
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 AFHA AmeriCorps program is sponsored by Volunteer West Virginia, the state's Commission for National and Community Service: www.volunteerwv.org/
See a video about the impact of AmeriCorps on West Virginia:
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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.