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Volunteer Opportunities

“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.”
Muhammad Ali

The NJC has been most fortunate through the years to have been on the receiving end of services provided by a team of dedicated, skilled volunteers who share Ali’s philosophy. Our deep wish is to grow this pool of expert volunteers through recruitment and training, which in turn will enable the NJC to expand our presence and further cement our purpose in the community.  Please review the following to learn more about volunteer opportunities at the NJC, and feel free to contact the NJC Volunteer Coordinator at 702-455-3898 for further information.

Minimum Requirements
The NJC’s volunteer mediators come from a variety of backgrounds that include,but not limited, to attorneys, a retired Administrative Law judge, realtors, students, and homemakers. They range in age from 21 to 87. What they share is a desire to assist others in resolving disputes. Becoming a mediator is a challenging and rewarding choice. 

Training
NJC mediators are required to complete a minimum of 40-hour of training in basic mediation training through the NJC or a comparable source. The NJC works with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) Continuing Education in conducting three 40-hour Basic Mediation Certificate Programs per year. These trainings are a way of expanding community awareness of alternative ways to resolve conflict; developing communication skills to create a culture of peace; and bringing in new volunteers and NJC Advisory Board (Board) members. Four of the five NJC Board members completed the training and are dedicated to enhancing the reach of the NJC to the ever-growing, diverse population in Clark County.

For more information about the NJC/UNLV program visit www.continuingeducation.unlv.edu

 Application Process
To become a volunteer mediator you must complete an application, pass a background check, which includes full fingerprinting, and an interview.  Upon acceptance, volunteers must also complete a volunteer contract.  While obtaining the necessary fingerprint and background checks, you may begin the internship process. 

Internship
Interns begin by observing 4-6 mediations at the NJC. This provides the opportunity to question the process we use as well as observe a variety of mediation styles and techniques.

After the observation, interns will co-mediate a minimum of 4-6 cases with an experienced staff mediator who will give them feedback and support.  After co-mediating, a staff mediator will observe interns conducting a minimum of 4-6 mediations.  Following each observed mediation, feedback on areas of strength and where improvement is needed will be given. 

Once the staff mediator determines the intern is ready to conduct solo mediations, the intern will be approved to become a new volunteer mediator. 

Credentialing
To receive credentialing as a NJC mediator, you must conduct 48 mediations within a two-year per year following training. NJC mediators must also attend at least half of the continuing education classes presented at the NJC, which will be posted in January of each calendar year and on the NJC Facebook page. Other mediation training may be substituted for all or part of the required training.



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Regional Justice Center
200 Lewis Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101