Center seeks volunteers to become community mediators

Oakland Mediation Center is seeking volunteers for its Community Mediator Training program. The training program is designed to provide volunteers with the skills necessary to facilitate the resolution of general disputes. Volunteer community mediators are individuals who wish to make in difference in their community by helping others resolve disputes through mediation practices.

The Community Mediation trainings will take place Monday, Jan. 28, Wednesday, Jan. 30, Friday, February 1, Tuesday, Feb. 5, and Thursday, Feb. 7. Participants will receive Michigan State County Administrative Approved Mediation training during this 5 day course. Training will be held at Oakland Mediation Center located at 505 Hulet Drive, Suite 102, in Bloomfield Hills. The cost of the 5 day training is $100 and participants will receive a certificate upon completion.

Oakland Mediation Center provides low-cost mediation services to the communities of Oakland County and this wouldn’t be possible without volunteers. Becoming a community mediator will make an immediate, positive impact within Oakland County.

“Oakland Mediation Center volunteers are the most valued assets we have at the agency,” said Charity Burke, executive director of Oakland Mediation Center. “Without their hard-work, dedication and support the center would cease to exist.”

To register for the upcoming Community Mediation Program trainings, visit www.mediation-omc.org to download the application. All applications must be received by Monday, Jan. 21.

Oakland Mediation Center is a non-profit, volunteer based organization that assists Oakland County resident in resolving disputes in a peaceful and respectful manner through mediation and education. Formed in 1989 at the recommendation of the Oakland Bar Association, Oakland Mediation Center was established to provide individuals with an alternative to the litigation process.

For additional information about Oakland Mediation Center and the Community Program, visit www.mediation-omc.org or call 248-338-4280 ext. 211.