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Carroll Community College Offers Volunteer Mediation Training

Release Date: 2/24/2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College
410-386-8411

Carroll Community College Offers Volunteer Mediation Training

Westminster, Md., If you are considering a volunteer opportunity in your community, become a volunteer mediator through the Carroll County Community Mediation Center (CCCMC), under the auspices of Carroll Community College.

CCCMC  is accepting applications for the next volunteer mediation training to teach volunteers to conduct free mediation services to county residents, businesses, and organizations. Using experiential learning and role-play, this training produces high-quality mediators with the concrete skills needed to mediate real-world conflict.

County Course Number: PDE-891-A3

Saturday and Sunday, March 26 - April 10, 9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.;
(6 sessions)

Cost: $30 (MD Senior Adults: $30)

CCCMC

The CCCMC provides high-quality conflict resolution services to the Carroll County community at convenient times and locations at no cost.  This is possible because community members from all over the county volunteer their time, experience, and skills to help people resolve disputes and conflicts.

"The CCCMC has seen a steady increase in requests for services from community members, organizations, agencies, and businesses over the past two years.  We conduct mediation and conflict resolution services in Mt. Airy, Sykesville, Eldersburg, Finksburg, Westminster, Hampstead, Manchester, New Windsor, and Taneytown and would love to have volunteers from these communities to insure the CCCMC can continue to meet the growing needs of Carroll County," said Patricia Ryan, Director of the CCCMC.

Volunteers receive basic mediation training, an apprenticeship opportunity, on-going continuing education, advanced trainings, and evaluations.  The CCCMC asks volunteers to commit to co-mediating two mediations a month.  There are additional ways volunteers can help, such as completing follow-up surveys with mediation participants, conducting outreach in the community to increase community awareness of alternative dispute resolution, developing new partnerships, and general clerical duties.

Call CCCMC at 410-848-1764 to have a volunteer application mailed to you, schedule an interview, and receive dates for the required volunteer orientation. Training is provided by Community Mediation Maryland (CMM) and exceeds the requirements of Maryland Rule 17-106.

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