Reasons why you might want to become a volunteer mediator
"Becoming a mediator has been a life changing process" - Lili, Volunteer Mediator
Become a Mediator
if you know you want to be a mediator with us fill out our
Volunteer Data Form and our Volunteer Contract Form.
Want to Learn more about the Process. Basic Mediation Trainings consist of the following:
The mediation training CMUS provides is very experiential with a lot of role playing and interactive exercises. We ask that you be comfortable with this type of training model before signing up for this course.
CMUS training can take place over three consecutive weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) or for six business days (Monday through Friday and the following Monday) from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. A potential trainee must commit to the entire training to enroll. As soon as dates for the training have been identified we will send you a copy of the training schedule. At that time you will be asked to come in for an interview with the CMUS Executive Director or to a group preliminary meeting to help us both assess your interest and commitment to becoming a volunteer mediator with CMUS.
After completing the apprenticeship, mediators are asked to commit to volunteer at least 50 hours for a year and to attend at least four hours of in-service training over the year (usually mediator potlucks scheduled on a weekday evening). Additional training available for mediators includes: Parenting Plans; Divorce; Parent-Teen; Senior; Individualized Education Program Meeting Facilitation; Large Group Facilitation; etc. Many of our mediators have taken some of these additional training sessions.
There are other ways to volunteer as well, such as outreach, marketing, helping out in the office, assisting with events and fundraising. Call 410-810-9188 or fill out this online form.