Dear Prospective CDR Volunteer: 

Thank you for your interest in the Center for Dialogue and Resolution, and for your desire to assist with conflict resolution for the people of Lane County. We hope to offer you an opportunity to explore the exciting and growing field of alternative and appropriate dispute resolution services, and victim-offender mediation.

In order to meet state requirements, we have a screening and application process for all volunteers. Volunteer mediators must have at least 30 hours of basic mediation training, documented by a training certificate. Some of our specific programs require advanced training; for example, volunteers interested in our Restorative Justice program will need an additional 16 hours of restorative justice training, which is provided through our agency. We ask for the following information when you apply:

  1. Completed CDR application form (listed below is the info you'll be prompted for on the application). The application is available here
    1. Basic information
    2. Education and training dates
    3. Volunteer interests & availability
    4. 2 references
    5. 5 Short answer questions (see below page break for exact questions)
  2. Signed confidentiality agreement [download here]
  3. A resume of relevant work and volunteer experiance
  4. A copy of your 30-hour Basic Mediation Training Certificate (if you wish to be a mediator)

Send the confidentiality agreement and resume to or to our mailing address: 

Center for Dialogue and Resolution
Volunteer Application - Follow up Documents
93 Van Buren Street
Eugene OR 97402


Chip Coker
Executive Director




PRINTABLE VOLUNTEER APPLICATION w/ confidentiality agreement included - [download Word 2003 doc]

Volunteer Application Short Answer Questions

Write a paragraph illustrating each of the following:

  1. I demonstrate a high level of commitment to serving the community.
  2. I have the ability to interact effectivley with all types of people
  3. I engage in effective conflict resolution in my daily life.
  4. My motivation for volunteering at CDR is:
  5. [for volunteer mediators only] My approach to mediation could be described as:


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