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Employment

Mediation Services is currently not looking to add to our staff. Please check back at a later date.

 

 

 

Volunteering

Our volunteers are highly skilled, dependable, spirited, and generous . Volunteers are the cornerstone of our organization and their dedication, energy and commitment are vital to the work we do.

As a collective, it is important that our volunteers reflect the diversity of our community (ie. with respect to ethnic origin, income level, education level, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, etc.) and also demonstrate understanding of local cultures and social justice issues.

Thank you to all our volunteers who help us celebrate and promote restorative justice in our community.

What are YOU Interested in?

Volunteering is about you, just as much as it is about us. Let us know which of the following areas is of interest to you:

  • Office and Administration – shifts Monday to Friday from 8:30-4:30
  • Event Support – assist with planning and set up for Lunch and Learns, fundraising events, and Restorative Justice week
  • Proposal writing – help write proposals for funding
  • Public relations – help keep us connected with the community, promote events and awareness of our services
  • Community Intake – gather information from incoming referrals, offer support and answer questions
  • Mediation and Restorative Action for Youth – work directly with those impacted by conflict. Please see additional requirements
  • Other – Be creative, tell us your skills and what you could do to support our organization

Becoming a Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteer opportunities for Mediation Services.  Mediation Services is fortunate to have a number of interested volunteers. If you would like to sign up to be on the volunteer wait list, please fill out the application form in full and submit it along with a current resume.

Currently there is low vacancy for volunteering in our Victim Offender Mediation program. Applications are being accepted and will be reviewed annually each September. Only applicants who have submitted both the application and a resume will be considered. If sending your application via email, please submit your resume in PDF format (easy free online converters are available such as http://www.wordtopdf.com)

General Requirements:

  • Commit to a minimum of two shifts (approximately 4 hours each) per month for a minimum period of 6 months to 1 year
  • Posses a valid email address and respond to emails within a timely manner
  • Submit a current criminal record check (if accepted after the initial interview)

Additional requirements for specific volunteer positions (see detailed requirements)

Application Process:

Please fill out and submit the Volunteer Application along with a current resume to the Volunteer Coordinator. Applications are kept on file for one year and candidates are reviewed throughout the year as positions become available.

If accepted after the initial interview, potential volunteers are expected to attend the required training and orientation before beginning as a volunteer.

Extensive training is required for those interested in our Victim Offender Mediation program; furthermore, such volunteers are expected to participate in an apprenticeship program and commit to a minimum of two years.

Due to a high level of interest, we are unable to interview every applicant. A careful review of each application will be made to determine which of the applicants will be invited for an interview. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted for an interview.

Detailed Volunteer Requirements

  • Office and Administration (coming soon – please inquire)
  • Victim Offender Mediation – Mediation and Restorative Action for Youth facilitators
  • Community Intake (coming soon – please inquire)
  • Special Projects / Presentations – ie. event planning and support, fundraising, proposal writing, update training manuals, public relations, website development / maintenance (please inquire)

Contact

For additional information please contact the Volunteer Coordinator by email at: nrobidoux@mediationserviceswpg.ca

 

Membership

Become a member today! Membership is only $25 a year.

Your membership includes:

  • Regular Mediation Services updates, new and communication.
  • A right to vote on all decisions made at our annual general meeting.
  • Advanced notice on workshops, training and seminars hosted by Resolution Skills Centre.
  • Satisfaction of supporting a leading resource in conflict resolution in Manitoba.
  • Invitation to our Annual General Meeting.
  • Notice of upcoming Mediation Services and restorative justice events;

Corporate Memberships are also available

Please contact us at 204-925-3410 or info@mediationserviceswpg.ca

You can also drop into our office between 8:30 and 4:30, Monday-Friday.

Mediation Services
302-1200 Portage Ave
Winnipeg MB
R3G 0T5