Mediation Center Volunteer Opportunities
Community mediation relies on volunteers from Carroll County to provide these free mediation services. Our volunteers complete 50 hours of intensive training, an apprenticeship, evaluations and continuing education. We strive to have volunteers who reflect the diversity of Carroll County in terms of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, education and life experiences.
Other volunteer opportunities include:
- Participate in outreach events, e.g. walk in parades, staff a table or booth, hand out brochures, educate people about mediation and CCCMC.
- Assist director/staff with presentations, trainings, etc.
- Assist with clerical projects at CCCMC.
- Join the Advisory Board at CCCMC.
- Assist in building new partnerships.
- Assist in maintaining existing partnerships.
- Host a fundraiser.
- Assist with the planning and coordination of volunteer appreciation events.
- Plan and organize events and activities to highlight Conflict Resolution Day.
- Plan and organize events and activities to highlight service on Martin Luther King Day.
- Research potential grant opportunities.
- Assist with developing and writing grant proposals.
- Tell us about your interests and talents – there may be other ways to volunteer!
- Complete the volunteer application.
- Complete an in-person interview.
- Complete Mediation and Outreach Orientation (2 hours).
Requirements for Selected Volunteers
- Complete a 50-hour mediator training facilitated by Community Mediation Maryland.
- Attend a post-training orientation.
- Complete an apprenticeship, including two observations and two co-mediations with an experienced community mediator.
- Return for a 5-hour follow-up training.
- Complete at least 8 hours of continuing education and 2 hours of Ethics training annually.
- Maryland Program and Mediator Excellence (MPME) membership
Resources for Current Volunteers
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The CCCMC is proud to have a group of volunteer mediators who are committed to increasing peace in Carroll County. We strive to have volunteers who reflect the diversity of Carroll County in terms of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, age, experiences and education.
We invite you to become a referral partner by informing others about the opportunity to use mediation, conflict coaching or facilitation to help resolve disputes, facilitate challenging conversations and make difficult decisions.
The mediation, coaching and facilitation processes are free, confidential, voluntary and nonjudgmental. The CCCMC provides professionally trained volunteer mediators and coaches who facilitate the process. They represent the diversity of Carroll County with regard to age, race, gender, ethnicity, income, experiences and education. Mediations and coaching sessions are scheduled at times and locations convenient to the participants.