• Book document
    What is asset mapping, and how can it assist you in making the most out of your community's resources? This course provides the fundamentals of following a step-by-step process for creating a successful asset map for your organization's community.
  • Book document
    Learn how to assess your organization's readiness to engage in community partnerships, identify and evaluate potential partners, and develop relationships with this tutorial.
  • Book document
    Review concepts related to communicating with diverse volunteers in this tutorial.
  • Book document

    Explore topics in volunteer management, including recruitment and placement, orientation, retention, and recognition. This tutorial provides a foundation for your volunteer mobilization efforts.

  • Book document
    Discover how to assess your volunteer leadership needs, develop a framework for the project leaders, prepare your leaders, and recognize their efforts through this tutorial.
  • Document
    Use this framework to learn how to represent yourself to bring positive change in your community through the concepts such as honesty, connection, and resistance.
    Your rating: None Average: 4.2 (6 votes)
  • Document
    Learn how to translate the experience you've gained during VISTA service into language that can help you get a job. This document provides background and a training exercise.
    Your rating: None Average: 3 (2 votes)
  • Document
    Review this sample day-by-day agenda to see the topics and elements to be included in orientations held during the first three weeks of a VISTA's service.
    Your rating: None Average: 4 (1 vote)
  • Document
    Facilitate dialogues about poverty by introducing definitions, discussing factors influencing the distribution of wealth, and brainstorming solutions that can create greater social equity.
    Your rating: None Average: 4.6 (5 votes)
  • Document
    Learn about five strategic factors that have tremendous impact on the well-being of individuals, families and communities. In this paper, read about how the the 5C's (community, connections, control, cash, and collective action) work together to create successful community development campaigns.
    Your rating: None Average: 4.9 (7 votes)

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.

Focus Area/Topic