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    View these tips for VISTA recruitment in rural areas and remote communities
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    Use this template to plan and develop a recruitment message that grabs the interest of potential volunteers for an open position at your organization.
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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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    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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    Use this template to track the creation of processes used in managing volunteers, including screening procedures, databases, and outreach materials.
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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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    Consult this list for ideas on recruiting VISTAs (or new volunteers).
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    Order VISTA shirts and other items from the official provider for CNCS.
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    Access a wide collection of informational and learning resources related to national and community service.
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    Use this tip sheet to apply effective interview techniques, such as asking open-ended questions to uncover volunteer motivations, when screening and placing volunteers at your site.
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