Coaching and Supporting


The leading factor in VISTA retention, satisfaction, and success is frequent, consistent, and ongoing contact with their VISTA Supervisors. The resources here will help you understand and carry out your coaching and supervisory responsibilities.

Core Competencies of a Supervisor Tutorial

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Learn the core VISTA supervisor competencies and how they apply to your work. This tutorial addresses common areas of confusion and concern, including what it means to be a VISTA member, how to mentor effectively, and the specific skills you'll need to run an effective program.
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Introduction to Coaching

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Refresh your knowledge and skills about coaching by exploring resources that focus on coaching VISTA members.
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Supervisor Coaching Scenario

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Refresh your coaching skills by reflecting on a sample scenario based on a three-month VISTA member review.
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Coaching and Supervision Checklist

Use this checklist to ensure you are meeting all the basic requirements for effective supervision of VISTA members.
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Help Members Make Ends Meet

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Help your VISTAs adjust to living on minimal income. These resources include tips for saving money and living within a budget.
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VISTA Member Performance Review Template

Complete this form prior to or during your review sessions with your VISTA members to provide them with effective feedback and guidance.
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Benefits of Service

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From the travel allowance for relocating to your VISTA project site, to the Education Award you earn at the end of your service - and everything in between - visit this page to learn about all of the benefits that are available to VISTAs.
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The National Service Stress Survival Guide

Manage stress among your VISTAs and project staff by holding a workshop specifically focused on stress management based on these facilitator and participant materials.
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