Transitioning

Overview

VISTA members typically serve for just one year, so planning for their departure is important for both them and your organization. This section provides a number of resources to use before, during, and after a VISTA member’s transition to support them and to ensure the capacity they have built is sustained.

Incorporating Transition Planning into Service

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Help VISTA members incorporate regular reflection and "life after VISTA" planning during the entire service year with this resource.
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Transitions Talking Points

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Use this document to help VISTA members plan for their transitions out of your program.
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End-of-Service Checklist

Chapter 11: End-of-Service

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END-OF-SERVICE

A smooth conclusion to your AmeriCorps VISTA experience is highly desired by both the Corporation for National and Community Service and your project site. Just as you spent time preparing to begin your term of AmeriCorps VISTA service, it is equally important for you to...

End of Year Project

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Use this resource to provide exiting members a creative reflection activity that will help them recognize their accomplishments. Your program can use the results in reporting and program marketing.
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Exit Binder

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Use this sample table of contents to guide members in the development of an exit binder that organizes and captures the major accomplishments of their VISTA year, including partnerships built, products created, and important contacts.
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Self-assessment Question Bank

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Customize your own VISTA self-assessment tool that can help members identify the skills, abilities, and interests they’ve developed during their service with this sample question bank.
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Member Recognition Ideas

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Get new ideas for how to celebrate your VISTA members and leaders including personal and public recognition, awards and gifts, personal growth opportunities, and events.
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