We hold trainings about once a year, depending on our caseload, and prioritize current volunteers. Our next training in the DC area will be held in 2022. To apply for our training, please submit this application first to become a general volunteer, and then continue to our mediator application here: https://goo.gl/forms/wgYCHbLaGfAChp2J3
We will check volunteer mediator applications and begin interviews 2-3 months before the scheduled training.
Community Mediation DC offers a 45-hour Inclusive Mediation training to community members at no cost, in exchange for committing to 8 volunteer hours per month over two years. These hours include observing mediations, co-mediating, supporting outreach activities, and administrative/organizational support. We currently only offer mediations in the Inclusive model, so this training is required for anyone interested in volunteering with this part of our work.