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Volunteer with Resolutions Northwest

Learn. Serve. Grow.

Community work engages people from the community. If you are interested in giving back to the community while exploring different skills sets you might have, Resolutions Northwest can help you. Our volunteers receive free training, mentorship, and hands on experience making an impact in the their community.
     
  • Volunteer Mediator Training Program – apply by November 23, 2016

    “Becoming a mediator has been a life-changing process” – Lili, Volunteer Mediator, Neighborhood Mediation Program.

    This year-long learn & serve opportunity is the most comprehensive mediator training program in the region. With professional training and ongoing staff mentoring and support, volunteers gain the skills and confidence to mediate the most challenging neighborhood disputes and gain practical experience addressing multicultural issues.

    Volunteers work directly with people in disputes; easing tensions, building understanding, and helping the parties find solutions. Being a volunteer mediator with RNW is a unique way to give back to the community while gaining valuable personal skills.

    All volunteers complete 34 hours of professional mediation training. RNW’s 2017 Annual Basic Mediation Training will be held on:

    • 2 Monday evenings: Jan. 9th and 16th, from 6pm to 9pm
    • 2 Thursday days: Jan. 12th and 19th, from 9am to 5pm
    • 2 Saturdays: Jan. 14th and 21st, from 9am to 5pm

    For more information or to apply:

    2017 Volunteer Mediator Application and Information
    Applications due by November 23, 2016

  • Volunteer Facilitation Program is not accepting applications at this time

    This fall volunteer program will give ample opportunity to develop your facilitation skills. Along the way you will have access to mentorship, skills development workshops, and real case development.

    Volunteer FAQs.

    Resolutions Northwest’s Facilitation Program supports individuals, groups and communities in a wide range of interesting and challenging projects. We design and lead problem-solving meetings, public forums, strategic planning retreats, group mediations, multi-party Good Neighbor Agreements, and dialogues about challenging issues. We also provide trainings on effective group processes.

    Volunteers are a vital component of our work. We offer training and ongoing opportunities to practice and develop facilitation skills in exchange for a volunteer commitment to support our facilitation team. This summer we are offering a new volunteer program focused on facilitating small-group discussions and other support roles needed at large forums.

    If you are interested in learning how to lead small-group discussions in ways that help create a safe space in which all participants feel that their voices are heard and their experiences are validated, we’d love to have you on our team!

  • Project Based

    Perhaps you have a special talent that you want to share with Resolutions Northwest. Example of projects include:
    • Market and design for outreach projects.
    • Social Media content designers.
    • Guest bloggers.
    We need you too. Send us an email. Let us know a little about you and what kinds of projects you would like to work on and we will do our best to get you connected either with Resolutions Northwest or a partner organization. Email Us