Spanish-speaking volunteers are needed to lead Toastmasters programs at the North Central Correctional Institution in Gardner, Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center and Shirley Medium MCI in Shirley.
Toastmasters is an international self-help movement that empowers people through public speaking, teamwork, leadership and personal growth, using prepared and extemporaneous speeches and evaluations. Volunteers mentor prison Toastmasters programs under staff supervision. Inmates learn skills to prepare for re-entry, including public speaking, leadership, critical thinking and teamwork.
Volunteers must pass a criminal background check, attend a two-hour volunteer training by the Department of Corrections, and learn the Toastmasters program. Volunteers are expected to visit a prison at least once a month.
For more information, contact Susan.firstname.lastname@example.org, 978-772-3930. Visit www.district31.org/?page_id=52 to learn about Toastmasters programs at 14 correctional institutions in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Massachusetts is a national leader for prison Toastmasters programs.
Founded in 1924 in a California YMCA, some 280,000 Toastmasters belong to 13,500 clubs in 116 countries today. For information or to find a nearby Toastmasters club, go to www.toastmasters.org.