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    Use Chapter 11 of the VISTA Member Handbook, “Non-Competitive Eligibility for Federal Government Service,” as another reference for understanding NCE.

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    Use this flyer to understand NCE and share it with other VISTA members. Use the reverse side to share with federal employers.

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    As an AmeriCorps VISTA Member or Leader, you receive a living allowance. The Corporation determines the living allowance rate, which varies according to the local cost of living in the area where you serve.  This document provides details on the living allowance rate depending on the State and County where you serve.

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    Add to your knowledge of poverty in the U.S. by following the links on this list to academic centers focused on the study of poverty and its effects.

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    Looking for resources to provide ongoing training for VISTA members? Need templates and documents to onboard and support new sub-site supervisors? Wish there was a way to easily “recommend” online resources to members and supervisors? Join us to explore training and development resources for VISTA members and sub-site supervisors available through the new VISTA Campus.
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    Use this syllabus as a guide to plan training and support for sub-site supervisors.
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    A set of tools for supervisors to identify cultural and community norms to plan successful community entry for VISTA members.
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    Use this document to help VISTA members plan for their transitions out of your program.
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    Get ideas for making your OSOT an effective and inspiring learning experience for your new VISTA members. Created by VISTA leaders, this resource offers a planning timeline, sample agendas, tips for making orientation interactive and fun, and suggestions for evaluating it in a meaningful way.
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    Use this checklist to ensure you are meeting all the basic requirements for effective supervision of VISTA members.
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Forum Policy

VISTA Forum Policy: You are encouraged to share your comments, ideas, and concerns. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will delete comments that contain abusive, vulgar, offensive, threatening or harassing language, personal attacks of any kind, or offensive terms that target specific individuals or groups. CNCS will delete comments that are clearly off-topic, that promote services or products, that solicit funds, or that promote or oppose any political party, person campaigning for elected office, or any ballot proposition. Gratuitous links to sites are viewed as spam and may result in the post being removed. Any opinions expressed here, except as specifically noted, are those of the individual commenter and do not necessarily represent the views, opinions, or policies of the AmeriCorps VISTA program or the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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