Introductory

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    Review concepts related to communicating with diverse volunteers in this tutorial.
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    Order VISTA shirts and other items from the official provider for CNCS.
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    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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    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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    Brainstorm the reasons why people volunteer and what it takes for them to become champions for your program.
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    Take this tutorial to make the most of time, logistics, and people in your volunteer project planning.
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    Build a program that utilizes and supports student volunteer leaders. This tutorial offers best practices and and resources for recruiting, actuating, and retaining college students.

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    Learn to plan events that focus on fundraising, building awareness, cultivating volunteers, and building trust in the community with this tutorial.
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    Use this handbook to plan and stage a one-of-a-kind phonathon. This guide will show you exactly what steps to take to motivate volunteers and stakeholders for your next fundraising event.
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    Take this tutorial to learn how to build the capacity of your youth development program. Topics focus on the recruitment and management of volunteers.

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