Center seeks volunteers to become mediators

Oakland Mediation Center (OMC) is seeking volunteers for its Community Mediator Training program. The training program is designed to provide volunteers with the skills necessary to facilitate the resolution of general disputes. Volunteer community mediators are individuals who wish to make in difference in their community by helping others resolve disputes through mediation practices. Whether a community leader, retiree, student or just someone looking to give back, this is an opportunity to make a difference.

The Community Mediation trainings will take place Monday and Tuesday, June 4-5, and Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, June 11-13.  Participants will receive Michigan State Court Administrative Office approved mediation training during this 5 week course. Training will be held at Oakland Mediation Center located at 550 Hulet Drive, Suite 102, in Bloomfield Hills. The cost of the 5 week training is $100 and participants will receive a certificate upon completion of their Service Level Agreement.

OMC provides low-cost mediation services to the communities of Oakland County and this wouldn’t be possible without volunteers. Becoming a community mediator will make an immediate, positive impact within Oakland County.

“Oakland Mediation Center volunteers are the life blood of our agency” said Charity Burke, executive director of OMC.  “Without their hard-word, dedication, and support, we couldn’t do all of the amazing things we do for our community.”

To register for the upcoming Community Mediation Program trainings, visit to download the application. All applications must be received by Friday, April 27.

OMC is a non-profit, volunteer based organization that assists Oakland County resident in resolving disputes in a peaceful and respectful manner through mediation and education. Formed in 1989 at the recommendation of the Oakland County Bar Association, OMC was established to provide individuals with an alternative to the litigation process.

For additional information about OMC and the Community Mediator Training Program, visit or call 248-338-4280, ext. 214.