Volunteer Mediators Needed!
ORGANIZATION: Early Settlement Mediation East Central Program
Please visit the new page to apply.
Volunteer Mediators are needed to assist the local court programs with small claims dockets. Volunteers would received free mediation training (either virtual, in-person or hybrid). Virtual training allows volunteers to train at their own pace. In-person training is at least 2 day training .
Mediator trainees will attend small claims dockets (or special set civil matters) and help parties come to an agreement prior to a trial. Currently we see several landlord/tenant cases as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
This training allows you to become a Oklahoma State Certified Mediator.
About Early Settlement Mediation East Central Program
1100 E. 14th St., Ada, OK 74820, US
Our program provides mediation services to those facing money/property issues, family/divorce matters, adoption/guardianship matters, and child permanency cases. We utilize volunteer mediators to provide free mediation services to those who wish to negotiate a dispute. These volunteers receive free mediation training and are certified by the State of Oklahoma. Sponsored by East Central University, our program office is located on campus in Ada.
The East Central Program serves Pontotoc, Pottawatomie, Seminole, Hughes, Okfuskee, Coal and Garvin Counties. This program provides free training to volunteer mediators and coordinates mediations in conjunction with the local court systems. Anyone living in these seven counties can reach out to our office to mediate a dispute (whether in the court system or not).
Multiple locations Ada, OK 74820
April 21, 2022
- Legal (General)
- Family Law
- Conflict Resolution
- Public Advocacy
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Volunteers can mediate as frequent as they wish. A typical docket session is usually in the morning (from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM) or in the afternoon from (2:30 PM to 5:00PM).
- Volunteers need to participate in 20 hours per year to maintain state certification. Mileage is reimbursed if you travel outside of your county.