Recruiting

Overview

Finding, vetting, and selecting the right candidate(s) for your VISTA project is critical. Effective VISTA member recruitment involves thoughtful planning, especially when multiple sub-sites are involved in the process.

The VISTA member recruitment cycle has five stages: planning, marketing, screening, interviewing, and selecting. Access – and share with your sub-sites – the resources and job aids on this page to support your recruitment tasks so that you can find and place great VISTA members.

Stages of the AmeriCorps VISTA Recruitment Process

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View this resource for a quick look at the VISTA recruitment process.
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Recruiting Planning Resources

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Stage one of the recruitment process. Determine required skills and identify where to find them.

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Recruiting Marketing Resources

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Stage two of the recruitment process. Advertising and publicizing open positions.

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Recruiting Screening Resources

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Stage three of the recruitment process. Find out which candidates are committed and qualified.

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Selecting VISTA Members

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Choose the best-qualified VISTA candidate and complete required steps to officially bring them on board.
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Criminal History Checks for Members

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Learn about the fingerprinting requirement for VISTA members so you can support them in the submission process.
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Direct Service Versus Capacity Building

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Listen to two VISTA supervisors explain the difference between direct service and capacity building. Making the distinction helps potential VISTAs decide if they are comfortable with capacity building.
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VISTA Leaders and eGrants

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Learn about a VISTA leader's role in the recruitment process, how to use eGrants and My AmeriCorps, and what you can and cannot do.
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Be an AmeriCorps VISTA Ambassador

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The AmeriCorps VISTA Alumni Ambassador toolkit includes templates you can use to help build awareness about AmeriCorps VISTA by sharing your service story with high school or college students.

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