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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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    Take this tutorial to learn how to deepen the civic understanding of your volunteers and improve their overall impact and commitment to service.
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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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    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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    Use this compilation of effective programs, best practices, major players, and relevant policies in your work helping disadvantaged communities achieve financial independence.
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    Review the official VISTA Supervisors Manual.
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    Use this as a reference resource on a wide array of topics related to your VISTA experience.
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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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    Familiarize yourself with the key elements of capacity building. Through real-life scenarios and examples, learn what tools work and how to maximize impact during your service.
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    Take this tutorial to learn how VISTA defines "capacity building" to ensure that you are carrying out your assignment effectively.

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