Mediation Center of Buncombe County
Contact:   Paul K. Dezendorf

Mailing Address:   40 North French Broad Avenue
Suite B
Asheville NC, 28801

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Fax Number:   828-232-5140

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Office Hours:   Monday through Friday 9:00am-4:30pm

Location:   One block north of the intersection of North French Broad Avenue and Patton Avenue. Across the street from the parking area that is behind the Federal Building and the Post Office.

Agency Description:   The Mission of the Mediation Center is to create opportunity from conflict. The Mediation Center provides conflict resolution services and supervised visitation to over 3,000 persons a year. We also coordinate Changing Together, a collaborative working against gang violence in Buncombe County. The Mediation Center is a United Way agency hat began service in Buncombe County in 1983. The Mediation Center's programs include family visitation services, mediation services, gang prevention, and training. These programs are carried out by 16 staff members supposed by a large group of trained volunteers.

Training:   We provide a variety of training depending on the program and the particular volunteer opportunity.

Time Commitment:   Students should work for at least four hours a week, preferably for at least one semester.

Skills, Experience, and Special Requirements:   Opportunities vary depending on the program and the type of work at the Mediation Center.

Volunteer Involvement:   Students have a close involvement due to the small size and team-based organization of the Mediation Center.



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