Introductory

  • Member Handbook
    Use this as a reference resource on a wide array of topics related to your VISTA experience.
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    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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    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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    Learn about the unique needs and perspectives of adult learners. These principles will help you design and deliver effective VISTA member training.
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    Use this calendar template to lay out your multi-day member orientation.
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    Use this worksheet for planning an engaging orientation for new VISTAs.
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    Follow these guidelines to include the elements required in your member orientation.
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  • Webpage link
    Access a wide collection of informational and learning resources related to national and community service.
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    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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    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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