Who are our mediators?
Since 1996, we have trained hundreds of racially and ethnically diverse mediators, including lawyers, social workers, teachers, students, police officers, parents, retirees, and others. Our mediators volunteer their time to help increase peaceful resolution of conflicts and decrease violence throughout the state.
Mediators engage in a structured, supervised program and participate in advanced workshops on topics such as discrimination, small claims, housing, and family mediation.
Are you interested in volunteering with CMCRI?
If you are interested in mediating with us, you must have at least 30 hours of mediation training. On a case-by-case basis, we accept mediators trained through other programs. Contact us to meet with the Program Director about your experience, interest, and availability. You will be asked to fill out a volunteer application and to provide CMCRI with a copy of your training certificate. All new mediators go through the process of observation and co-mediation before becoming a lead mediator.
If you are interested in mediating with us, but have not received basic mediation training, please contact us about our next training.
Benefits of mediating with CMCRI:
I hope...that mankind will at length, as they call themselves reasonable creatures, have reason and sense enough to settle their differences without cutting throats; for in my opinion there never was a good war, or a bad peace.
CMCRI is committed to providing services for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical and/or mental disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.