“Being an MCRC volunteer
is an opportunity to
learn, grow,
and give back

to others.”

“It is never boring.
Sometimes it is astonishing. It is
always rewarding.”

“It is satisfying
to have an opportunity to
improve personal skills and help the community to have
difficult conversations.”

"Volunteering for MCRC
is enriching, unpredictable, and
gives me a
sense of purpose

as I learn more about me."

“Volunteering for MCRC keeps me connected with the community and is an opportunity to serve and make a positive impact.”

We are looking for new Volunteer Mediators!

  • MCRC, Inc’s volunteers are members of the Howard County community who are dedicated to promoting non-violent conflict resolution strategies and education throughout the country.
  • MCRC’s volunteer recruitment is selective. We strive to maintain a volunteer roster that is representative of the county’s diversity.
  • There is no educational requirement.
  • We encourage people under the age of 40 and of racial/ethnic minority status to apply.
  • Spanish fluency is a PLUS.
  • All volunteers must complete a 40-hour basic mediation training (provided through MCRC) and an apprenticeship to learn and develop skills necessary for delivering quality mediation services. Further training requirements must be met for other specialized services. Continuing education and workshops are offered throughout the year to support the growth and strength of our volunteers.

If you are interested in being considered for our volunteer roster, please complete our Volunteer Application and submit it through this website.

MCRC 2017
Volunteer Team of the Year

Since 1975, the Association of Community Services of Howard County has recognized volunteers in our community that “go above and beyond all expectations” in their service to the community. On April 5, 2017, MCRC was awarded the Audrey Robbins Humanitarian Award for Volunteer Team of the Year in recognition of our volunteer’s devotion of time and energy to our community. Thanks to all of our volunteers and supporters, MCRC is now an award-winning community resource!

Volunteer Application

Once you complete the form(s), we will be in touch with you when we have an upcoming training. Before attending a 40-hour mediation training potential volunteers will interview with Center staff and attend a volunteer information session. If you have already participated in any mediation trainings, please provide that information on the Volunteer Data Sheet in Part Two of this form. If this does not apply to you, skip to Part Three to fill out the Demographic Data Form.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with MCRC, Inc!

As a community mediation center, we strive to have a volunteer roster that is representative of the Howard County community. To that end, we ask that you provide the following data. The information you provide is confidential and will not be shared outside of the staff. Any reports of demographic data outside of MCRC staff is done for statistical purposes as required by grant funders.
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