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New VISTA Site Supervisor
Transcript of New VISTA Site Supervisor
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Recruit other staff members to help support the VISTA member.
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 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
plan into action
Utilize the VISTA Campus
Get your audience excited
Show how things would improve
How problems can be resolved
Use your networks to connect the VISTA with:
Help them Connect
Encourage and enable them to network within the community and industry
Weekly Check-in Meetings
accomplishments and efforts
Keep the VISTA's
Make sure they have
to occupy their time
Do not treat them like an
Assistant or Intern
Mobilizing Community Resources
Platforms for Discussion
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
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
Make sure both you and the VISTA member are aware of the informational materials that AmeriCorps VISTA provides
Books, Software, etc.
Quarterly Reports Prezi!
Get the VISTA member's feedback to help determine their needs.