For mediators

This page is for DMS mediators and for people interested in becoming mediators.

Devon Mediation recognises the European Code of Conduct for Mediators.

Information for current mediators

If you are already a DMS mediator, in due course you will be able to use these pages to see information for DMS’s mediators.  You will be given a password to access these pages.

Information for potential mediators

Devon Mediation Service welcomes enquiries from potential volunteer mediators.  The Coordinator will be able to talk informally about the work of the Service and send an information pack.  Applicants complete the Service’s application form and may then be asked to attend an interview.  Successful applicants will be expected to attend a training course, and are usually also offered the chance to gain relevant experience by accompanying an experienced mediator on mediation work.

The training course follows a nationally recognised curriculum.  Attendance at the course is normally free to participants; the cost of the course is met by Devon Mediation.   Those who undertake funded mediation training will be expected to work with Devon Mediation for at least a year after completing the course successfully.

Volunteers should expect to be available for perhaps 6 hours per month.  They are reimbursed for their travel expenses.  Volunteers usually work in pairs.  The Coordinator offers routine support to mediators; there are also usually two events a year to which all DMS mediators are invited.