Intermediary Supervisor

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    From the travel allowance for relocating to your VISTA project site, to the Education Award you earn at the end of your service - and everything in between - visit this page to learn about all of the benefits that are available to VISTAs.
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    Use this document to help you understand what costs are covered in VISTA's travel benefit.
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    Consult this list for ideas on recruiting VISTAs (or new volunteers).
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    Learn about the kinds of political activities VISTAs can and cannot engage in during their term of service. This review of the Hatch Act provisions explains the different types of restrictions and how they are applied.
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    Make sure your employees and VISTAs understand the distinctions between their roles. Use this document to promote dialogue among employees about the differences and to prepare for a VISTA's smooth entry into the project and community.
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    Find out how to determine if a National Service Criminal History Check is required for your staff. This fact sheet provides guidelines for determining who needs to be checked and answers common questions around providing checks on people in covered positions.
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    Find contact information for CNCS headquarters in Washington, DC, as well as each of the CNCS State Offices.
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    If you received relocation assistance for moving 50 miles or more to a new residence for service, you are eligible to receive close of service travel assistance at the completion of service.
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    Learn the terms and conditions of VISTA service. All new VISTAs must complete this course prior to attending Pre-Service Orientation (PSO) or taking the Oath of Service.
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    Learn the core VISTA supervisor competencies and how they apply to your work. This tutorial addresses common areas of confusion and concern, including what it means to be a VISTA member, how to mentor effectively, and the specific skills you'll need to run an effective program.
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