Ins & Outs of VISTA Service
Helpful Training Resources
Monthly Featured Trainings
- Featured training for October, 2021: Ted Talk, “How to Practice Emotional First Aid” (clickable link)
PSP YouTube Channel
Google Drive Training
Training specific to individual Google collaboration and file storage applications.
Working with Students
This Resource Center, managed by Attendance Works, provides trainings, printables, exercises, and other resource to assist you and your school in improving student attendance.
Communication and Writing
- Communicating Your Value and Successes
Feel proud of all the work you are doing as a VISTA? Not sure how to communicate that to your Site Supervisor or coworkers? Take a look at this simple work sheet, created by PSP VISTA Alumni Jason Jensen, for some direction on how to "Toot Your Horn."
- Writing a Federal Resume
Hoping to apply for a federal job and looking for tips on how to prepare your resume? Check out these resources: federal resume writing slideshow and federal resume handout.
Harnessing Social Media
Download the PowerPoint.
GovDelivery, the federal government's main digital communication consultants, offer a series of free guides on how to best reach the population you serve. For a quick primer, check out The Guide to Digital Outreach and Engagement.
Grant Writing, Soliciting Donations, and Fund Raising
Download the text version of the presentation.
- Donation Letter Templates & Guidance
Download and alter these templates to fit your needs!Look over this doc for help on how to solicit donations in the community!
Power Point discussing tips on planning a successful fund raising event. Created by The Family Place's Britney Bird and VISTA Alumna Ashlee Flitton.
Living on Your Living Allowance
Managing Your money
- Blog: Managing Your Money as an AmeriCorps Member
Located in USU's Taggart Student Center, SNAC is a volunteer-run food pantry available to USU students (and our VISTAs).
Use your USU A# to access this - all PSP VISTAs have an A#! Ask a PSP Office team member if you need your A#.