By Jamie Burnett, Wilson College
On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, PA/NYCC (New York Campus Compact) held a Supervisor Orientation in order to assist new and existing VISTA supervisors in understanding the goals, roles, and terms and conditions of CNCS, AmeriCorps*VISTA, and PA/NYCC. During this orientation, supervisors took part in learning their role in on-site orientation, ways they can promote and support positive mental health for VISTAs, the development of the VAD (VISTA Assignment Description), and how to recruit individuals for the position. PACC*VISTAs (Jamie Burnett, Danelle Wagner, Gina Nguyen, and Francis Miliano) attended the orientation to speak on a discussion panel for supervisors to hear their personal experiences in their role and advice that they have to further help supervisors provide support to their VISTAs.
Questions answered by these VISTAs included: