Historic Preservation and Heritage AmeriCorps positions available! Appalachian Forest Heritage Area (Elkins, WV)
Contributed By: Logan Smith
Join AFHA AmeriCorps
Gain Experience – Provide Service – Earn Education Award
AFHA AmeriCorps Positions Available 2018-2019 Term
Elkins, West Virginia and surrounding counties
The Appalachian Forest Heritage Area (AFHA) is seeking AmeriCorps members to provide direct service on projects that enhance community, natural, and historic assets to benefit communities. AFHA is an 18-county region in the highlands of West Virginia and western Maryland. We work to conserve, enhance, and interpret our forest heritage assets, which include natural, historic, cultural, forest products, and forest management. We encourage heritage tourism as diversified economic development for our rural communities. For more information on AFHA see appalachianforest.us.
Four program areas are available to choose from:
Heritage – Develop and conserve local heritage and encourage heritage
tourism; serving with museums and historic sites.
Hands-On Team – Small team serving together on a variety of projects focused on historic preservation of historic community buildings and short term conservation tasks.
Conservation – Conserve natural resources including ecosystem restoration and improving public lands, habitat monitoring, and environmental awareness;
Community -- Help rural communities with economic development, events,
partnerships, and tourism based on their local assets and cultural resources.
AmeriCorps members are primarily based in Randolph or surrounding counties in West Virginia. We are looking for individuals with commitment and initiative, and with a related degree and/or experience in one of our program areas. AFHA AmeriCorps members serve full-time and receive a living allowance, plus an educational award at the completion of our one year commitment. For more information on AmeriCorps, see www.americorps.org/for_individuals/overview/index.asp
Positions will start on September 6, 2018, and are full-time for 11 ½ months. For more detailed program information and recruiting updates see www.appalachianforest.us/americorps.htm
To indicate interest and find out more:
go to my.americorps.gov and submit your application to Appalachian Forest Heritage Area
email a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org about why you are interested in our program.
You can also send a resume with more information, especially if you are having difficulty applying through the AmeriCorps portal.
Recruitment for this program encourages diversity and does not discriminate.
For more information: www.appalachianforest.us/americorps.htm
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Posted: May 24, 2018
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