Are you interested in creating more peaceful communities? Would you like to develop a skill set that benefits your community as well as improves your professional and personal life? Mediation and Restorative Services (MARS), a growing non-profit organization located in Minnesota, invites community members who have a strong interest in the work that we do to join our team. Our mission at MARS is to help residents of Anoka County and neighboring communities to resolve their own conflicts and repair harm, by providing accessible, affordable mediation and restorative services. Benefits of becoming a volunteer mediator includes learning valuable conflict resolution skills, serving your community in peace-making effort, growing personally and professionally, and receiving peer support. As a volunteer mediator, you will be expected to fill out an application, commitment agreement, personal interview and orientation session. You will complete a 30-Hour Rule 114 training that covers the skills needed for conflict resolution and mediation. Volunteer mediators must adhere to our policy of confidentiality. While most mediations are occurring remotely during COVID-19, there is sometimes a need for an in-person mediations, when permitted by state and CDC guidelines. MARS desires to create a team with different life experiences and perspectives. This way, we can have a deeper understanding of the communities we serve. We encourage all people, including women, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) people, people in the LGBTQIA+ community, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply - as well as people of varying ages and educational backgrounds. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. Interested in this opportunity? Please submit a cover letter and resume to us to apply.
Our mission is to provide accessible, affordable mediation and restorative services to help people in Anoka County and neighboring communities resolve their own conflicts and repair harm.
Since 1987 Mediation and Restorative Services, a 501(c) (3) agency, has been helping families, neighborhoods, schools, landlords, tenants, businesses, consumers, manage and resolve conflict through education and conflict resolution services. Professionally trained and supervised volunteer mediators assist individuals and communities to successfully resolve problems and disputes on their own using alternative dispute resolution methods.
Children & Youth
Justice & Legal
We'll work with your schedule.
1201 89th Ave NE #380#380Blaine, MN55434
January 26, 2021
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Mediation sessions typically require 2.5 hours from volunteers, and 1 hour Peer Group trainings occur monthly.