Become a Volunteer Mediator

2017 Basic Mediation Training certificate recipients

Becoming a volunteer mediator for our Center is an opportunity to contribute to your community in a very worthwhile and meaningful way. Our mediators experience personal growth and understanding while helping the residents of West Hawaii resolve their disputes with facilitative mediation.

We use a co-mediator method that allows our volunteer mediators to work together to improve their mediation skills. Contact the Center for additional information or to answer any questions you may have about becoming a mediator for the Center or mediation training.

Basic Mediation Training:

Basic mediators lead community members through a confidential process that assists businesses, employees, consumers and neighbors resolve their disputes. Mediators are neutral parties who assist others in resolving conflict in mediation. The participants will acquire skills in communication, negotiation and problem solving. Upon completion of the trainings, participants interested in becoming volunteer mediators with the center can take additional apprenticeship components.

Domestic Mediation Training:

After attending the Basic Mediation Training and completing apprenticeship hours, a mediator can attend Domestic Mediation Training. Domestic mediators assist families in resolving conflict through mediation. The training will prepare mediators to assist community members in resolving conflicts that occur in divorce, custody, parenting, and other family issues. Topics include: process of divorce, assessing power imbalances, and assisting parties though mediation in an emotionally charged atmosphere.

Trainings are provided throughout the year in various locations on the west side of the Big Island. Call our WHMC office at 808-885-5525 to inquire about our upcoming training sessions.