Introductory

  • Member Handbook
    Use this as a reference resource on a wide array of topics related to your VISTA experience.
  • Document
    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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  • Document
    Incorporate reflection into your member development with this process and activity.
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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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    Review a sample VISTA Project Plan and VISTA Assignment Description (VAD).
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  • Book document
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    Gain a deeper understanding of the history and mission of VISTA with this short tutorial.
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    Get a solid understanding of VISTA's history, mission, and structure before you begin as a VISTA supervisor through this tutorial.

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