“I’ve seen and met angels wearing the disguise of ordinary people living ordinary lives.” – Tracy Chapman
VOLUNTEER MEDIATORSResolve Disputes in our Community
Give back to the community and learn invaluable communication and conflict resolution skills by becoming a volunteer mediator with ACCORD. Trained mediators are able to help their fellow community members resolve disputes and use their mediation skills in everyday settings to promote communication.
ACCORD mediators participate in thorough training to assist the community with dispute resolution. Mediators complete a 36-hour initial and court related classroom training, an apprenticeship program, complete at least 8 hours of continuing education each year and may attend advanced trainings that prepare them to mediate special cases.
To become a mediator with ACCORD complete the volunteer mediator packet.
To sign up for ACCORD’s mediator training, but not become a mediator with ACCORD please complete the Training Application.
“The purpose of life is not to be happy but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all.”-Leo Rosten
COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES (CASAs)
Advocate for children at risk of abuse and neglect in your community!
CASAs complete 40 hours of training in child development, family and child law, advocacy skills, abuse awareness and interviewing skills. As a CASA you will help to protect a child from abuse or neglect and help that child grow up in a safe and loving home.