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    Use this boilerplate language on social media sites to make sure visitors know that comments added to your site are not representative of AmeriCorps VISTA or CNCS.
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    Use this template to plan and develop a recruitment message that grabs the interest of potential volunteers for an open position at your organization.
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    Use this sample VISTA Leader Description (VLAD) to help you write your own.
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    Use these sample VADs to help you write your own.
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    Learn to write a mission statement that captures what you do, how you do it, and why, so that others can understand and give their support.
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    Use this template when you are drafting or revising VADs. You can later copy and paste your VAD text into eGrants.
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    Consult this list of active verbs to help you write a VAD for your VISTA.
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  • Video
    Watch this video to learn about writing a successful press release that will help get your events publicized and covered by media outlets.
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    Apply these resources to create the base needed to develop, implement and evaluate a recruitment plan that ensures the health of your service site.
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    Use these resources to learn more about the knowledge, skills, and attitudes a leader needs in order to foster a high-functioning relationship with team members.
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