Become a vital part of the process and volunteer
As residents of the greater Dayton area, we are all in this together. In 1987, the City of Dayton saw a different way for community members to be part of the process to address conflict effectively and make our community better. Today our volunteers receive cutting-edge training in conflict intervention and play an important role in the success of helping people manage conflict positively and constructively.
The Center conducts more than 1,000 mediations annually with the support of community mediators. Intervention specialists have trained more than 1,500 citizen mediators from diverse backgrounds and interests. Other volunteer opportunities that play an important role in helping to resolve conflict are listed below.
Learn more about what becoming a volunteer looks like by listening to this WYSO story!
We have a variety of volunteer opportunities, including:
Mediator: Volunteer mediators make an initial 2-year commitment that includes a 60-hour supervised apprenticeship process and mediating regularly on a monthly basis. Once the apprenticeship process is completed, community mediators continue their training in quarterly continuing mediation education workshops and additional learning opportunities.
Community Impact Panelist: CIP panelists work with youth and adults in a friendly setting to help them learn and grow, from first-time offenses that have resulted in a ticket or a fine, to situations that result in criminal charges. CIP panelists bring the wealth of their personal experiences and share their perspectives as representatives of the community.
Administrative/Front Desk: Center receptionist/administrative volunteers assist the Center Staff by greeting clients, managing mediation paperwork, and completing a list of administrative duties.
Fundraising Volunteer: Fundraising volunteers support the Center in locating grants and additional financial sources to be able to increase the expanse of services offered to the community.
Advisory Board Member: Advisory Board Members advise the Center's coordinator on program planning and development in the areas of recruitment, volunteer recognition, program evaluation, community relations, resource development, and delivery of basic mediation services.
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Interested in volunteering as a mediator? Scroll through the slider below to learn more about becoming a community mediator.
All prospective new volunteers must first submit a volunteer application. Upon receipt of your application, you will receive a confirmation e-mail and be requested to attend an information session and schedule an interview.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please be sure to fill out a volunteer application and send it to us.
For questions, please contact Jessica Best at (937) 333-2358.
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