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; 1) Mediator and 2) Restorative Justice Facilitator, with specific requirements for each.
Registration for training is closed. Please call or email if you are interested in this or other volunteer opportunities.
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.
Position: Restorative Justice Facilitator
Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center is developing a Community Justice and Peacebuilding Program to proactively bring restorative justice to the communities of Northern Culpeper, Fauquier, and Rappahannock. Volunteers are the heart of our program.
Restorative Justice Facilitators are responsible for delivering professional, high quality restorative justice services to community members. As the primary public face of Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center, restorative justice facilitators represent the values of our organization and demonstrate impartiality, reliability, and consistency while protecting confidentiality and facilitating desirable outcomes between people.
All applicants who wish to be restorative justice facilitators with Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center must complete a minimum of 16-hour Restorative Justice Training.
Volunteers are required to pass a criminal records check and a child protection services check.
Prior to restorative justice conferencing: Candidates will be expected to facilitate at least two restorative justice conferences with an experienced restorative justice facilitator.
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 restorative justice skills and who consistently model teamwork and reliability. Prospective restorative justice facilitators will interview with staff to determine if their skills, motivation, and availability are a fit with the organizational needs of PDRC.
16-hour Restorative Justice Training: Friday, January 31-Saturday, February 1, 2020.
Location: Sycamore Room, 500 Hospital Dr, Warrenton, VA 20186