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Leading in Your Volunteer Organization

This project focuses on the skills required to lead in a volunteer organization and the importance of recognition and reward in motivating volunteers.


Purpose: The purpose of this project is to apply the skills needed to successfully lead in a volunteer organization.


Overview: Serve in a leadership role in Toastmasters or another volunteer organization for at least six months. You may complete this project based on your employment, but a volunteer organization is preferable. Ask members of the organization to complete a 360° evaluation of your leadership skills. Create a succession plan to aid in the transition after you leave your position of leadership. After your six-month term, deliver a 5- to 7-minute speech at a club meeting to reflect on your personal experience.


This project includes:

■  Serving in a volunteer leadership role for a minimum of six months

■  Conducting a 360° evaluation of your leadership skills

■  Creating a succession plan

■  The Succession Plan resource

■  The 360° Evaluation resource

■  A 5- to 7-minute speech

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