Volunteer Mediation Application

Volunteer Mediation Application

OMC values volunteers whose sole motivation is to help the greater community peacefully resolve conflict, who can commit to the volunteer service requirements, who possess the necessary skills to act as third-party neutrals, and whose mediation philosophy is compatible with that of OMC’s mission and vision.

Step 1: Application

OMC will review each application to ensure qualifications are met. If individuals meet the qualifications, they will be contacted to schedule an interview. If individuals do not meet the qualifications, they will be notified in writing.

Step 2: Interview

At the interview, applicant’s qualifications, interests, knowledge, skills and attitude will be discussed.

Step 3: Background Check

A criminal background check will be completed who are approved to complete the internship.

Step 4: Internship

Once applicant has been approved and background check results have been received, they will be schedule to complete a 10-hour internship consisting of observation and/or co-mediation. Individuals who have not completed a 40-hour Mediator Training through the Oakland Mediation Center will be charged a $150 fee for the internship for the additional staff oversight.

Step 5: Roster

Upon completion of the internship, OMC staff will determine whether or not individuals will be placed on its roster.

To get started, click here to fill print application or fill out the application form below.