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Mediation Works is looking for committed volunteers to take on specific assignments. Many of our staff are part time so volunteer support in operations is really needed. For our mediation program, candidates must have completed a basic mediation training of 36 hours or more. All candidates must have a good understanding of conflict resolution and the mediation process, be prepared to commit for a mutually agreed period of time and be willing to receive training for the position.
Mediators and Trainers
We continue to recruit volunteer mediators and trainers for our regular on-going programs in Family Mediation, Community Mediation, Small Claims, programs in the Schools, and Victim Assistance Youth Accountability Program for Juveniles. We have in place a formal, professional development program for volunteer mediators with levels of competency to work towards. All are welcome but men, young people (18- 30) and Spanish speaking are particularly encouraged to apply.
Board Committee Volunteers
We are inviting qualified candidates to work on Board Committees. This is not a board position but you would be working closely with Board members. Our current Board Committees are Fund Development, Imagine (Peacemaker Awards) Committee, Latino/Hispanic Outreach Committee (being formed), Board Development and Effectiveness Committee, Program Evaluation Committee, and Finance Committee. Committee work involves three-five hours per month. Sometimes more!
Skills: If you have experience in either fundraising or fund development, event planning, working in the Latino/Hispanic community, working with and developing Boards, or are good with figures and finances, we would look forward to hearing from you.
We are looking for someone who could help us develop community awareness through writing stories and developing press releases for the agency on an on-going basis. Approximately eight hours per month.
Skills: Excellent writing and publicity skills.
These are opportunities to make a difference in the lives of others. Our commitment to you is to treat you as a member of a professional team and to support you in growing and developing in the areas of your interest. If you are interested in any of the above positions, please write or email a letter to the address at the top of this announcement, indicating the positions you are interested in and why you think you have the skills for the position. We look forward to working and growing together with you.