The center accepts applications for volunteer mediator from individuals who have completed the center’s basic mediation training. We only accept a few volunteers each year so the process is competitive. We evaluate applicants based on the criteria listed below and staff evaluation of participant’s aptitude for the work as demonstrated in the basic mediation training.
We are looking for volunteers who:
Are excited about gaining an understanding of the nature of mediation practice
Are looking forward to gaining the skills of a mediator and experiencing the role of mediator
Have excellent communication and people skills
Are able to adhere to strict standards of confidentiality
Are able to demonstrate, respect, fairness and impartiality to all parties
Are able to respect diversity and differences
Are able to assume other’s perspectives
Are able to pass a public record check
Are willing to contribute 2-3 hours of volunteer time to the center for one year
Volunteers accepted into the program will have the opportunity for mentorship and practicing newly acquired skills. Participation may include:
Outreach to the community
If you have completed a basic mediation training through another agency, please contact the center at 503-526-2523 to discuss applying.