Serve Your Community

Help others — and build your skills — when you volunteer as a mediator.

Thank you for your interesting in offering your services as a mediator! Volunteers provide invaluable support to our communities and create a lasting impact on lives. The experience will give you a powerful way to develop and enhance your mediation skills. You may even wish to combine your volunteering with enrollment in our supervised mediation program, which offers individual coaching and feedback by an expert mediator.

Importantly, volunteer mediators feel greatly rewarded by the experiences of growing and applying complex and interesting skills, helping people find peace and positive change through mediation, and enjoy meeting and working with great variety of humanity and circumstances.

Volunteer mediators work with us in a variety of practice areas and settings, including schools, courts, and communities. You may work in an area of practice where you are most qualified, where you are interested in furthering your skills, or where the need is greatest. Given the range of mediation services we provide, we will also consider the frequency of need and predictability that best fits your schedule. MetroMediation assesses each prospective volunteer’s skills and places volunteers where they are best qualified to serve.

Eligibility and Applications

Please complete our online volunteer and supervised/mentored mediator application. Each volunteer must have completed basic mediator training and supervised/mentored mediation at MetroMediation or elsewhere. If your training or mentoring took place outside of MetroMediation, please also fill out and send us your completed training and/or mentoring certification form, along with a copy of any training certificates you received and training agendas/curricula you completed. We will contact you to propose a placement.

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Classes & Training

We also provide conflict resolution training for a great variety of professionals and community members, including attorneys, judges, business people, public or nonprofit administrators, mental health, medical, and human resource services professionals, educators, and the general public.