Volunteer Positions & Opportunities

 

If you are interested in volunteering with SEEDS, please fill out our volunteer application.

 

Please note that we currently have limited volunteer opportunities. We will review applications on file periodically and contact you if there is an opening. 

COMMUNITY MEDIATION 

 

Community Mediation Volunteers are on call to participate in scheduled mediation sessions where they help facilitate communication and understanding between disputants toward a postitive resolution of their conflict. They also assist in training new SEEDS mediators at the mediation trainings.

 

Qualification: 40 Hour Mediation Certification, preferably through SEEDS, PCRC or Community Boards

Other considerations: 

  • Fluency in multiple languages (English/Spanish preferred)

  • Has a strong understanding of power dynamics and how they play-out in a conflict/mediation

  • Diverse lived experiences OR Sensitivity to diverse lived experiences

  • Trained in a 2-3 mediator model

Time Commitment: At least 1 year and 2 mediations/year and 1 mediation coaching/year

Status: Limited openings, we typically onboard 13-16 new mediators per year.

Apply: Please fill out the volunteer application form. 

CASE DEVELOPMENT

Case Development Volunteers use effective listening skills to speak with and educate potential clients, assess appropriateness for mediation, and set up mediations with multiple parties.

 

Qualification: Interest in conflict resolution, strong listening and organizational skills. Technological proficiency and daytime ability.

Other considerations: ​

  • 40 Hour Mediation Certification, preferably through SEEDS, PCRC or Community Boards

  • Fluency in multiple languages (English/Spanish preferred)

  • Has a strong understanding of power dynamics and how they play-out in a conflict/mediation

  • Diverse lived experiences OR Sensitivity to diverse lived experiences

Time Commitment: At least 1 year, 3 hours one day a week.

Status: Rolling acceptances

Apply: Please fill out the volunteer application form. 

 

FACILITATION

 

Our Facilitation Panel assists trainings and workshops for small groups and organizations. Facilitators enable groups and organizations to work more effectively by bringing structure to the process, encouraging collaboration, full participation, and mutual understanding.

 

Qualification: Experience in facilitation or 2 years as a SEEDS mediator

Preferred: Bilingual Spanish/English

Time Commitment: At least 1 year

Status: Very limited openings

Apply: Please fill out the volunteer application form. 

 

TRAINING ASSISTANT

 

Training volunteers teach conflict resolution skills to others in the community through SEEDS workshops and trainings. Training volunteers must be proficient in SEEDS' facilitative community mediation model.

 

Qualification: 40 Hour Mediation Certification

Preferred: Bilingual Spanish/English

Time Commitment: At least 1 year

Status: Very limited openings

Apply: Please fill out the volunteer application form. 

 

Unique Opportunities, Apprenticeships, and Internships

COMMUNITY MEDIATION
PROGRAM ASSISTANT

The Community Mediation Assistant supports the SEEDS Community Mediation Program. In collaboration with the Mediation Case Supervisor and Case Developer Volunteer team, the Community Mediation Assistant helps to support, educate, and prepare community members seeking conflict resolution services, coordinate logistics of mediations and conflict coaching, and perform other tasks and projects to improve SEEDS Community Programs.

 

Qualification: Knowledge of and experience in mediation, conflict resolution, and/or restorative justice. See position description for more information.

This unpaid apprenticeship/internship is approximately 12 -15 hours/week for 3 -6 months with a starting date on or before January 11, 2021. This role is currently remote and requires access to reliable wifi and a desktop or laptop.

This opportunity is eligible for special access to SEEDS trainings and learning opportunities as determined collaboratively with SEEDS staff!

Preferred: Bilingual Spanish/English

Time Commitment: At least 3-6 months

Status: Apply for best consideration by 11/29/20

Apply: Please fill out the Community Mediation Program Assistant form. 

 

SOCIAL MEDIA VOLUNTEER

The Social Media Volunteer assists with the design and execution of social media campaigns. This volunteer supports the communications plan and contributes to social media editorial calendars. This volunteer position is highly collaborative and supports volunteer creativity & learning.

Qualification: 

This unpaid volunteer position/apprenticeship is approximately 5 hours/week for 3 or more months. This role is currently remote and requires access to reliable wifi and a desktop laptop.​

This opportunity is eligible for special access to SEEDS trainings and learning opportunities as determined collaboratively with SEEDS staff!

Time Commitment: At least 3 months*

Status: Apply for best consideration by 11/29/20

Apply: Please fill out the Social Media Volunteer Application form.

 

*Please contact us at info@seedscrc.org to inquire about aligning this opportunity with an academic program or semester. 

 

Volunteer with SEEDS

Call us:

510-548-2377

 

Email us:

info@seedscrc.org

Find us: 

2530 San Pablo Ave. Suite A,

Berkeley, CA 94702

 

Hours:

Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Note: Physical office closed during Shelter in Place. SEEDS continues to operate and remote services are available.

 

 

 

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