All information on this application is CONFIDENTIAL and used only for the purpose of reviewing Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center Mediation Program applicants. Please note, in this program we only accept applicants who live or work in Fauquier, Culpeper or Rappahannock Counties.
There are two Volunteer Community Peacebuilder positions available; Mediator and Restorative Justice Facilitator with specific requirements for each.
The training is free for Volunteer Community Peacebuilders.
For information email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call phone: 540-347-6650 and ask to speak with a Community Justice and Peacebuilding program coordinator.
Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center is developing a Community Justice and Peacebuilding Program to proactively bring mediation to the communities of Northern Culpeper, Fauquier, and Rappahannock. Volunteers are the heart of our program.
Mediators are responsible for delivering professional, high quality mediation services to community members. As the primary public face of Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center, mediators represent the values of our organization and demonstrate impartiality, reliability, and consistency while protecting confidentiality and facilitating desirable outcomes between parties.
All applicants who wish to mediate with Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center must complete a minimum of 20-hour Basic Mediation Training, 8-hour Observation Course, and the 4-hour Virginia Judicial System Training.
Volunteers are required to pass a criminal records check and a child protection services check.
Prior to mediating: Candidates are required to observe at least two mediations and co-mediate at least 3 cases (totaling no less than 5 hours).
Due to varied appointment times candidates must be able to work on days, evenings, or weekends. Appointments will be held in PDRC offices and may be held offsite ( local community centers, churches, neighborhoods, etc).
Ideal candidates will be reflective practitioners with a professional presence who actively seek to improve upon their conflict resolution skills and who consistently model teamwork and reliability. Prospective mediators will interview with staff to determine if their skills, motivation, and availability are a fit with the organizational needs of PDRC.
Applications due: Monday, February 10, 2020
20-hour Basic Mediation Training: Thursday evening February 27; all-day Friday and Saturday February 28- 29, 2020
8-hour Observation Course Training: Friday, March 27, 2020
4-hour Virginia Judicial System Training: Saturday morning, March 28, 2020