General Overview of AmeriCorps for 2024-2025 Program Year

Community Mediation Corps – CMM’s National AmeriCorps Program, engages the community to actualize social change, remove barriers to community mediation, and increase the number of mediations for those who live, work, or attend school in Maryland, Massachusetts, and Virginia. We are funded by:
                  • AmeriCorps
                  • Community Mediation Maryland
                  • Local Community Mediation Centers

Position Overview

AmeriCorps members serve as a Mediation Specialists in community-based social justice organizations. Members are responsible for direct service (mediation) and capacity building efforts. All AmeriCorps member activities focus on increasing the number of mediations that get to the table.


Prisoner Re-entry Mediation Specialist – Read a Re-entry Story

School Based Mediation Specialist – Read an Education Story

This is an 11 month, full-time (40 hours/week) position. The AmeriCorps service year begins on August 2024.


  • A profound and fulfilling experience, through service!
  • 50 hours of Basic Mediation Training, with advanced training opportunities
  • $18,700 to $20,000 Annual Living Allowance
  • $7,395 Education Award
  • Residency Waiver for Maryland In-State Tuition
  • Health Coverage including vision and dental
  • Mental Health Coverage
  • Child Care Allowance, if eligible
  • Student Loan Forbearance/deferment, if eligible
  • SNAP/Food Stamps Benefits, if eligible
  • Valuable professional and networking opportunities

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

AmeriCorps members will:

  • Mediate cases
  • Facilitate workshops
  • Receive 70+ hours of training
  • Organize service projects
  • Conduct presentations about mediation
  • Manage all aspects of case management
  • Report on data and accomplishments
  • Maintain and expand partnerships with Schools, Prisons, and Police Departments

Common Ground

AmeriCorps members, supervisors, and staff, are responsible for providing mediation services with radical inclusivity. While charging time to AmeriCorps we refrain from activities that create barriers for any service beneficiaries. It doesn’t matter who you vote for, who you pray to (or not), what protests you attend, or where you fall on the spectrum of any controversy – AmeriCorps services are inclusive. Mediation is for everyone. For more details, please view AmeriCorps Prohibited Activities.

Skills and Attitudes Necessary

  • Take initiative
  • Solve problems
  • Work independently
  • Demonstrate passion for non-violent conflict resolution
  • Build interpersonal relationships/partnerships
  • Welcome Teamwork
  • Willing to learn past comfort zones
  • Committed to National Service
  • Communicate effectively with residents, staff, volunteers, and community groups
  • Familiarity with basic computer operations: email, word-processing, spreadsheets, and basic graphics
  • Access to reliable transportation to and from; service site, trainings, partner sites, and service-related activities
  • Positive attitude
  • Perseverance when faced with organizational or personal challenges

Selection Process

To be considered for the Community Mediation Corps – CMM’s AmeriCorps Program, Please send a resume and cover letter to  Cover letters should include the applicant’s service site preference. Resumes will be reviewed, and if appropriate, the applicant will be invited to the first of two interviews. If you need more details about this process, what community mediation is, or the status of your application, please contact

Orientation and Training

Community Mediation Corps – AmeriCorps Program provides 70+ hours of training in community building, mediation, partnership development, data collection and evaluation. Over 50 hours of training is held in the first month of the service year, with quarterly training days throughout the rest of the year. Additional training opportunities may be available through AmeriCorps or the service site.

Supervision and Evaluation

The Site Supervisor provides day-to-day supervision. The Site Supervisor will evaluate the AmeriCorps member’s performance according to Community Mediation Corps – AmeriCorps Program policies. In addition, the AmeriCorps Program Director will provide overall supervision to all AmeriCorps members and Site Supervisors.


Each AmeriCorps member will serve approximately 40 hours each week. Typical service hours are 9:00 am until 5:30 pm Monday through Friday. Some activities and situations may necessitate service beyond the typical hours; members will not be required to, on average, serve more than 40 hours per week.


The AmeriCorps members’ office space is at the local service site and, if available, at partner sites. Program trainings and events will be held at locations throughout Maryland. Please note: locations may not be accessible by public transportation.

Mediation corps in Action

AC Fall 21 training
17-18 School Conflict team
17-18 group shot
17-18 Re-entry Team
21-22 group shot
21-22 tabling
21-22 office
21-22 schools
Monthly check in silly 2

To Fast Track Your Interview

Recruitment for the 2024-25 AmeriCorps program year begins in February 2024. The term of service begins August 15, 2024 and ends on August 15, 2025. If you would like to be interviewed for a position, email Allie Matheu by clicking here.

Possible service sites for the 2024-25 term of service may include:
  • Annapolis, MD
  • Asheville, NC
  • Bethesda, MD
  • Easton, MD
  • Elkton, MD
  • Greenbelt, MD
  • Hagerstown, MD
  • Salisbury, MD
  • Westminster, MD
  • Beverly, MA
  • Cambridge, MA
  • Natick, MA
  • Roanoke, VA
Read about past AmeriCorps members’ experiences


The AmeriCorps Pledge

I will get things done for America – to make our people safer, smarter, and healthier.

I will bring Americans together to strengthen our communities.

Faced with apathy, I will take action.

Faced with conflict, I will seek common ground.

Faced with adversity, I will persevere.

I will carry this commitment with me this year and beyond.

I am an AmeriCorps member, and I will get things done.