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New VISTA Site Supervisor

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Chelsea Carlson

on 29 May 2015

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Supervising a VISTA Member

Thank you!
Thank you for taking the time to watch this presentation. Good luck!
Seek Support!
Recruit other staff members to help support the VISTA member.


Reporting
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Be a Resource
Work to connect your VISTA with resources, networks, and individuals
Preparing For and Welcoming a VISTA Member
Describe the desired state
Maintaining the VISTA's Morale
Avoid the "VISTA Slump"
What is AmeriCorps VISTA?
Introductions
Make both
in-person
and
electronic
introductions so the VISTA feels welcome and your staff understand the role of the VISTA
Implement your OSOT
Dedicate the first few weeks to training your VISTA member by putting your On-Site Orientation and Training
(OSOT)
plan into action
Utilize the VISTA Campus
http://www.vistacampus.gov/
Get your audience excited
Show how things would improve
How problems can be resolved
Professional Development
Use your networks to connect the VISTA with:
Help them Connect
Encourage and enable them to network within the community and industry
Do
Hold
Weekly Check-in Meetings
Provide
Professional Development

opportunities
Frequently
Praise
accomplishments and efforts
Keep the VISTA's
Potential Limitations
in mind
Provide useful
Feedback
with consistency
Don't
Avoid
Overwhelming
the VISTA
Make sure they have
Enough Work
to occupy their time
Do not treat them like an
Assistant or Intern
Avoid regularly
Missing Appointments
Mobilizing Community Resources
Local Volunteers
Community Members
Funders
Platforms for Discussion
Building Capacity
Organizational
Administrative
Financial
Ensuring Sustainability
The work VISTA members accomplish during their year should be able to continue after the organization has graduated from the VISTA Program.
Created by Chelsea Carlson
RSN VISTA Leader from August 2014-2015
The Fight Against Poverty
Indirect Service
Direct Service
Tutoring a Literacy Class = Direct Service
Unsustainable without the VISTA
Creating Partnerships to Gain Volunteers
Creating Volunteer Training Materials
Drafting Volunteer Program Policies
Discovering New Volunteer Recruitment Methods
Sustainable
Make sure both you and the VISTA member are aware of the informational materials that AmeriCorps VISTA provides
Conferences
Trainings
Certification Programs
Volunteer Opportunities
Community Meetings
Books, Software, etc.
Quarterly Reports Prezi!
Get the VISTA member's feedback to help determine their needs.
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