Introductory

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    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.
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    Use this calendar template to lay out your multi-day member orientation.
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    Use this worksheet for planning an engaging orientation for new VISTAs.
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    Help VISTA members incorporate regular reflection and "life after VISTA" planning during the entire service year with this resource.
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    Make sure your employees and VISTAs understand the distinctions between their roles. Use this document to promote dialogue among employees about the differences and to prepare for a VISTA's smooth entry into the project and community.
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    Use this template when you are drafting or revising VADs. You can later copy and paste your VAD text into eGrants.
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    Hit the ground running by developing a strong working relationship with your supervisor. View this V-Cast to guide you through key early relationship-building steps that will serve you over the course of the year.
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    Hit the ground running by developing a strong working relationship with your team. View this V-Cast to guide you through key early relationship-building steps that will serve you over the course of your term as a leader.
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    Review a sample VISTA Project Plan and VISTA Assignment Description (VAD).
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    Use this step-by-step guide to create a MyAmeriCorps account. This account houses several important pieces related to your VISTA service.
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