Volunteer to be a Mediator

How to Volunteer

To volunteer for Jefferson County Mediation Services (JCMS) you must have taken a training in basic mediation practices (generally a 24 to 40 hour course), but you do not need to have any mediation experience. We match new volunteers with experienced mediators on each case, using a co-mediation model.

If you are interested in volunteering for Jefferson County Mediation Services, please send us the following documents:

  • Brief cover letter describing your interest in volunteering with Jefferson County Mediation Services
  • Copy of your mediation training certificate
  • If you have special skills, such as fluency in another language, please note that.
  • Resume

You can email this information to JCMS.


You must attend a volunteer orientation to begin working with Jefferson County Mediation Services We offer these orientation sessions twice a year. Once we receive all of the needed documentation, we will confirm receipt and add you to the list of people to be notified when the next orientation is scheduled.