Have you heard about the powerful work being done in to share Toastmasters with fellow citizens behind bars? Since 2010, Prison Club volunteers have started nine prison programs throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island, impacting the lives of hundreds of inmates.
Perhaps you’ve heard a volunteer or ex-offender speak passionately about the impact of prison clubs. You may have even donated money to support the clubs at a district event.
Learning more is the first step to getting involved.
- See our one page brochure and read our manual.
- Read a powerful statement by a former offender about how Toastmasters changed his life. After 27 years of incarceration, Ron is now married and a successful business owner.
- Join the prison listserve with no commitment. Read the messages, ask questions, learn more, get to know other volunteers. See below.
- Visit a club. Contact Susan.Tordella@gmail.com, or 978-772-3930, for information.
Visitors are welcome to learn more about this impactful volunteering that combines your love of Toastmasters with the desire to give others a hand up. Even if you’ve donated money and are just curious how the money was spent, satisfy your curiosity with a visit, guest speech, or as part of a demonstration team.
Here’s how to join the prison club movement.
- Volunteer a few hours once a month.
- Be a guest speaker or help on a short-term project.
- Be a lead mentor for a prison club.
- Practice another language by mentoring a Spanish club.
- Serve on a Demonstration Team.
- Donate towards prison club dues.
Join the local Toastmasters Prison Team listserve below, with no commitment required. Leave the list at any time. All information and questions remain private, as do the archives. Only list members may read or post. The list is spam-free.