Volunteer

Six Rivers DRC volunteers are what keeps our agency going.  From administrative tasks to offering mediation, facilitation, and coaching, volunteers are the driving force behind our work.

Every year our supporters give hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars in time and money to help Six Rivers DRC continue to work toward its mission and vision. 

If you’re interested in joining our team as a volunteer, fill out the form below!  We have a wide variety of options available for you to help us achieve our vision and mission. Six Rivers DRC volunteers are our community. We encourage your input and ideas at all times. Together we can create a change. 

To volunteer with Six Rivers DRC as a Community mediator, you must complete the Basic Mediation Training and Practicum requirements. Information about Basic Mediation Training can be found under Professional Mediation Certification. The 40 hour Basic Mediation training is offered at various other locations throughout the state and by other Community Dispute Resolution Programs. If you are interested in continuing your career as a mediator, we will be happy to help you find the resources to make that a reality. Community Mediation programs are a great place to gain valuable experience and to reap the rewards of bringing your community closer together.

As a volunteer with Six Rivers Dispute Resolution Center Services, your time, commitment and efforts are greatly appreciated and highly valued. Our hope is that your experience as part of our team of volunteers is both rewarding and educational. Thank you for your interest in becoming a part of a growing commitment to the peaceful resolution of conflict.

Mediator Continuing Education Series

When: 4th Thursday of each month, during the lunch hour (12:00-1:00)

Where: Zoom

To Attend: please email Lori at

In April: Elder Mediations, Part 1

Please join us Thursday, April 28th, from 12-1, for Elder Mediations, Part 1, with Ona Lawrence.

Six Rivers' early resolution specialist, Ona Lawrence, was part of the National Association for Community Mediation learning community in 2017-18 (when working with at a dispute resolution center in Minnesota). She was one of 5 representatives of community mediation centers from around the nation who came together to create toolkits related to mediating effectively and respectfully with older adults. She will draw upon this experience to share her expertise in the field of elder mediation.

The first edition of Elder Mediation will concentrate on how elder mediation is the same and yet different from all mediation and, very importantly, how ageism plays a role in mediation (as it does in all parts of society), and long term effects ageism has on people as they age.  We will look at typical areas of conflict around care, housing, finances and family conflict.

Tentative Schedule (subject to change)

Thursday, April 28:  Elder mediations, Part 1, with Ona Lawrence

Thursday, May 26:  Domestic Violence 101 with Jennifer Pauletto, DV expert

Thursday, June 23: Domestic Violence in Mediations, Six Rivers’ procedures and policies (Report-out from Kitsap DRC DV training), with Colleen Regalbuto and Jennifer Pauletto, DV consultant

Thursday, July 28: Mandatory Reporting with Cal Owens, DHS

Thursday, August 25: Inspiring Young Adults to Use and Access Community Mediation Services, with Colleen Regalbuto and Vanna In (Executive Director of Hope Now in Fresno, CA)

Thursday, September 22: Elder Mediations, Part 2, with Ona Lawrence

Thursday, October 27: Case Development with Laurie Macdonald

Thursday November 24: Thanksgiving, no training

Thursday, December 22: Holidays, no training

“Peace is not the absence of conflict but the presence of creative alternatives for responding to conflict – alternatives to passive or aggressive responses, alternatives to violence.”

~Dorothy Thompson

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