Introductory

  • Member Handbook
    Use this as a reference resource on a wide array of topics related to your VISTA experience.
  • Document
    Review this study on the sustainability of VISTA's anti-poverty efforts, the characteristics of successful VISTA members, the reasons why some project efforts are not sustainable, and factors that predict VISTA project success.
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  • Document
    Consider making the jump from VISTA to Peace Corps with the information presented in these slides.
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  • Document
    Follow these guidelines to include the elements required in your member orientation.
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  • Document
    Lead your group in this activity to develop a shared understanding of capacity building and the shapes it takes.
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  • Document
    Use these documents to help plan your personal and professional growth as a VISTA.
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  • Document
    Review a sample VISTA Project Plan and VISTA Assignment Description (VAD).
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  • Multimedia resource
    Inspire and encourage new VISTAs by sharing letters or audio recordings created by their predecessors.Listen to how a former VISTA’s experiences can help inspire and encourage his/her replacements. Some programs ask departing members to write letters read at orientation, to those taking their place.
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  • Book document
    Use this as a reference resource on a wide array of topics related to your VISTA experience.
  • Book document
    Overcome confusion between the terms "capacity building" and "direct service." Complete this short tutorial to help bring clarity to you and your team.

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