Introductory

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    Use this document to help you understand what costs are covered in VISTA's travel benefit.
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    Customize your own VISTA self-assessment tool that can help members identify the skills, abilities, and interests they’ve developed during their service with this sample question bank.
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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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    Use this sample table of contents to guide members in the development of an exit binder that organizes and captures the major accomplishments of their VISTA year, including partnerships built, products created, and important contacts.
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    Use this resource to provide exiting members a creative reflection activity that will help them recognize their accomplishments. Your program can use the results in reporting and program marketing.
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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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