Your VISTA year in a way allows you to take on many roles. Managing and leading are two experiences that you can exercise throughout your VISTA year. To learn about the difference between Managing and Leading, please browse through this post on Leaders for Communities.

Managing your project is an inherent component of VISTA Assingment Description where as leading your community becomes your 24 hours VISTA  service commitment. As a VISTA you are really representing a group of future leaders through volunteer service. I remember talking to my cousin during her service year and learning about the impact she was able to make through her VISTA year. It was her experience that INSPIRED me to serve and I believe your stories will inspire others to join our national effort.

In your opinion, what are the key different characteristics between a manager and a leader?