Volunteers make it possible for families, youth, and community members to find peace in difficult and stressful times.

The first step to becoming a volunteer at the Mediation Center is to attend a volunteer orientation session. Volunteer orientation sessions are offered in Buncombe, Henderson, and Transylvania Counties. You may attend any session regardless of where you live. At the sessions, you will learn more about the Mediation Center’s volunteer opportunities and the process for getting started. 

2017 Volunteer Orientation Dates

Friday March 23rd, 2018- Buncombe County

Friday June 22nd, 2018- Henderson County

Friday September 21st, 2018- Transylvania County

Friday December 14th, 2018- Buncombe County 

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Current Volunteer Needs:

Volunteer Visit Monitor

Volunteer Visit Monitor

Volunteer Visit Monitors

The Family Visitation Program (FVP) is a safe and comfortable place for children to visit and form healthy relationships with their non-custodial parent(s). FVP needs volunteers to supervise visits between non-custodial parents and their children. Our clients include families with a history of domestic violence, substance abuse, child abuse and neglect, mental health issues, and/or high-conflict parental situations. Volunteers gain valuable human service experience and work one-on-one with parents and children. There are convenient and flexible evening hours and training is provided in a warm, supportive environment. Undergraduate and graduate internship opportunities are available. No previous experience is necessary. If you are interested in volunteering please review and return the Volunteer Visit Monitor Job Description, Application and References (PDF Version: FVP Application) at the Mediation Center Volunteer Orientation session of your choice.

For more details, contact Meg Hollifield, Family Visitation Program Director, at (828) 251-6089 x 419.

Development Volunteers

Development Volunteer help with fundraising and friend-raising through special events, media relations, donor cultivation, and public presentations. Please see the attached Development Volunteer Description or contact Laura Jeffords at (828) 251-6089 x 219.


Follow-Up Survey Volunteers

Survey volunteers collect feedback from Mediation Participants and Family Visitation Program clients through conducting phone and paper surveys. Time requirements are 8-10 hours per month for Adult mediation; and 10-20 hours total for FVP. Skills required are a good phone presence; computer skills; ability to maintain confidentiality.


Buncombe County Location

40 N. French Broad Ave., Suite B
Asheville, NC 28801


fax: 828-232-5140

Henderson County Location

101 South Grove St.
Hendersonville, NC 28792


fax: 828-697-8528

Transylvania County Location

137 North Broad St., Suite 1
Brevard, NC 28712


fax: 828-232-5140


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