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Volunteer research participants | UNSW and Seniors Rights Services

Researchers at UNSW Sydney (The University of New South Wales) and Seniors Rights Service are seeking volunteer research participants to learn about current practices in elder-mediation, including referral pathways and the accessibility of elder-mediation services.

Would the research study be a good fit for me?
The study might be a good fit for you if:

  • You provide elder-mediation services on a professional basis
  • You are involved in referring clients to elder-mediation services as part of your professional role

Contact Dr Annie Herro at or 0448 833 332.

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Survey about making mediation available to volunteers in our community | Voluntas

  • Do you think it is important that mediation services are made available to people who volunteer their time to promote social well-being?Do you think there is a gap in mediation being available to organisations that are often strapped for cash?
  • Do you think it would be a good idea to offer opportunities to mentor newly trained and accredited mediators?
  • Are you interested in offering some small amount of pro-bono times to address the three issues above?

Voluntas, an organisation set up to service these needs is asking Resolution Institute members to complete a short survey (about 5 minutes to complete). The survey results will help Voluntas to gauge mediators’ interest in and commitment to providing mediation for people who normally could not access it, enabling those people to access justice more easily. If the survey indicates strong support from mediators, this is likely to be very helpful when Voluntas seeks funding from government to help establish this service.

Please complete the survey by 15 November 2019

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Recent opportunities...

Volunteer judges | Melbourne Law School Negotiation Competition | 24-26 August 2019

Currently seeking volunteer judges from all legal backgrounds who can provide feedback to teams on their performance.

Volunteer role players | Monash University | Melbourne | Saturday 13 July 2019

We would like to invite you to consider role playing for our upcoming NMAS assessment.

Volunteer role players | Tuesday 16 July 2019 | Melbourne

We would like to invite you to consider role playing for our upcoming mediator accreditation assessment.

Women’s Leadership Development Scholarship

Women currently working in the dispute resolution sector have a final opportunity to register their interest in a scholarship worth up to $7,000 to support participation in an accredited leadership development program.

Urgent request for volunteer judges for UNSW Student Mediation Competition
A judge will need to review mediation plans, score parties and their legal representation, and enter feedback. All information required for the event will be provided.

Volunteer Role Players

Role players wanted for Resolution Institute Mediator Accreditation Assessments.
Gain two or more CPD points.

Professional volunteers for 2019 Asia-Pacific Commercial Mediation Competition
Alternative Dispute Resolution professionals are invited to volunteer for the 2019 Asia-Pacific Commercial Mediation Competition, as competition Mediators and Judges, and Team Coaches/Mentors.

Rotary peace fellowship
The 2020 Rotary Peace Fellowship application is now available.

Five consultants for Voices for Inclusion project

This project focuses on learning between different types of marginalized groups in five countries (Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Nigeria, Indonesia and Philippines) and to discover if collaboration between these groups can lead towards more effective influencing of policy and practices.