Toastmasters District 53 requires a great many volunteers in a great many roles. Here’s a place to browse the district’s current volunteer needs, get a sense of the job requirements, and get contact information for the person responsible for filling that role and training you.

Many of these roles are great opportunities to complete level 4 or level 5 projects in many Paths; discuss your options with the contact person, or with the District Program Quality Director.

District Volunteer Roles

  • Club Mentor (ambassador to a new club for 6 months to 1 year) Toastmaster with Sales or IT experience to become a Club Mentor — Training provided — credit toward DTM applied after successful completion. Inquire with Patti Walter as  cgd@53tm.org
  • Podcaster for District Website — Some Level 4 projects require a member to make at least eight episodes of a podcast. We’re looking for 1-3 Toastmasters in District 53 to conduct short 5-10 public interviews of Division and Area Directors; these interviews will be posted to the District website as a way of introducing this year’s District officers to their clubs and the members of the District. Contact Andrew Watt at webmaster@d53tm.org
  • Staff Writers for District Website — Some Pathways Level 4 projects require members to “write a compelling blog series”. The District website is looking for 3-5 Staff Writers to create stories for the District Newsfeed; this counts as content for the purpose of the “compelling blog series”. Writers will be expected to know or learn about WordPress, and develop stories of general interest to the members and club officers of District 53. Contact Andrew Watt at webmaster@d53tm.org

Division Volunteer Roles

  • Division A Assistant Division Director: Club Growth – A Level 5 elective is to “Lead in your Volunteer Organization.” Division A is looking for a member to volunteer for this Toastmasters year to help the Division grow in membership and clubs. The Assistant Division Director: Club Growth will work with the Division Director to identify potential opportunities for new clubs in the Division and assist with organizing Division demonstration meetings. Contact Jackie Kessler at dragonjax@me.com
  • Division A Assistant Director: Program Quality – A Level 5 elective is to “Lead in your Volunteer Organization.” Division A is looking for a member to volunteer for this Toastmasters year to help the Division meet its educational goals. The Assistant Division Director: Program Quality will work with the Division Director to assist with planning and holding speech contests at the Division level and help support the Division Success Plan. Contact Jackie Kessler at dragonjax@me.com.

Area Roles

District 53 is still looking to fill out some Area Director roles for the 2022-23 year. Time is running out — these roles must be filled and all paperwork completed by August 31, 2022, in order for the AREa Director to receive credit for the role for the 2022-23 year. Contact John J. Hogan at his email DD@d53tm.org directly, or call your Division Director today!

Contest Roles

Contest Chief Judges at the Area and Division and District level recruit, train, and qualify potential judges for contests at each level. Judges must meet certain qualifications at each level; the role of chief judge may meet certain requirements for Level 3, Level 4, and Level 5 projects in Pathways. Contact District Program Quality Director Patti Walter at PQD@d53tm.org or your Area or Division Director.

Contest Masters manage the contestants and other non-judging aspects of contests at the Area, Division and District levels. They are impartial and objective in working toward creating a fair contest environment that conforms with Toastmasters rules. The role of Contest Master may meet certain requirements for Level 3, Level 4, or Level 5 projects in Pathways. Contact District Program Quality Director Patti Walter at PQD@d53tm.org or your Area or Division Director.

Officer Training Roles

Club Officer Training Facilitators present educational sessions in the summer and winter on various subjects. Training is available.

Keynote presenters lay out the how and why of the Distinguished Club Program (DCP), and are usually highly experienced Toastmasters with a deep understanding of the ethics and leadership roles in our organization. Officer Breakout presenters understand the leadership roles of the club and how to do them; and can present both the role and responsibilities well. Elective Presenters guide members through chosen leadership sessions on team-building and managing club challenges.

Some roles may fulfill requirements for Level 3, Level 4, and Level 5 projects in Pathways. Interested in presenting? Contact club officer training chair Chad Babcock at cbabcock06379@gmail.com