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Mediation Plus Mediators

Our mediators are ordinary people who live or work in East Sussex and volunteer their time to help people resolve their disputes. They are at the heart of our charity, and we work hard to ensure they are supported to provide high-quality mediation and that everyone enjoys their experience of volunteering with us.

All our mediators complete an accredited mediation training course, are DBS checked, and many have additional specialist mediation skills and training in areas such as workplace, family and commercial mediation. Our mediators usually work in pairs and are supported by our case co-ordinators.

Interested in becoming a volunteer mediator?

You do not have to have any special skills or experience to become a mediator. You just need to be a good listener and communicator, to respect our policy of confidentiality, to be non-judgemental, and to be committed to the principles of mediation.

To apply to be a volunteer, get in touch and request a volunteer application pack.

What would you be expected to do?

After your training and DBS check, you need to be available to volunteer with us for at least 18 months. We normally arrange our mediation visits during the day or in the early evenings and initial visits usually last between 1 and 2 hours. These take place in our offices, online, and occasionally in people’s homes.

Our cases come from all over East Sussex and at different times, so we cannot say how many cases you may work on, but we expect most of our mediators will be involved in at least 6 cases a year.

Reasonable expenses are reimbursed.