Join the movement!


Community Mediation DC is driven by volunteers who provide mediation, community education, and conflict coaching. Learn more about our team here. We are always in need of volunteers, referral and site partners, and mediation advocates. Check out the information below to join us!

Become a Community Mediation Ambassador

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Community Mediation DC is offering an Ambassador Training for community leaders over the course of three, 2-hour trainings on Zoom. The training program is for groups of individuals who are active in their community and excited about mediation and peacebuilding work. Find more information and sign up for a training here or email to schedule a group training.

Become a Referral Partner

Referral partners work with CMDC staff and volunteers to come up with a list of types of conflict staff and clients may experience and wish to bring to mediation. We all agree to a convenient referral process and commit to quarterly check-ins to see how things are going. All mediation services for staff and clients are provided at no cost. As our caseload grows from a given referral partner, we may collaboratively apply for grants to cover increasing staff time dedicated to this partner.

Check out our standard referral process here.

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Become a Site Partner

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Site partners provide private space for mediation sessions to take place at times that work for the site and for our mediation participants. Space is often provided in exchange for workshops and presentations for staff, clients, and community members. Having sites throughout DC allows us to provide mediation in the neighborhood where a dispute occurs, at a neutral location and a time and place that is convenient to our participants.

Check out this guidance for community members to help us find site partners.

Join Our Board

We are always looking for new Board members to help further align our values and operations and advance a thoughtful and proactive fundraising strategy. We need your ideas, passion, and commitment to lead CMDC forward! Click here to learn more and apply to join our board.