Introductory

  • Member Handbook
    Use this as a reference resource on a wide array of topics related to your VISTA experience.
  • Document
    Review this sample day-by-day agenda to see the topics and elements to be included in orientations held during the first three weeks of a VISTA's service.
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  • Document
    Use this sample table of contents to become aware of the full complement of elements to include in your member handbook.
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  • Document
    Use this calendar template to lay out your multi-day member orientation.
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  • Document
    Use this worksheet for planning an engaging orientation for new VISTAs.
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  • Document
    Follow these guidelines to include the elements required in your member orientation.
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  • Webpage link
    Order VISTA shirts and other items from the official provider for CNCS.
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  • Document
    Review this list to reflect on the ways a successful member-supervisor relationships benefits the member, the supervisor, the organization, community, and VISTA program. Use this resource with site supervisors in a training setting or as a discussion topic.
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  • Document
    Gain tools, strategies and resources to help you transition into an effective VISTA leader. This resource was developed by VISTA leaders.
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  • Webpage link
    Find resources to support your member recruitment and training efforts. This page provides field-generated resources on recruitment and placement, orientation, supervision, training and development, and transitioning members as their assignments wind down.
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