The Maine Attorney General’s Office is recruiting volunteer mediators for the Consumer Mediation Service, with the next training scheduled for Jan. 7 through 9 in Augusta.

Volunteers will mediate consumer complaints over the phone or by mail in the attorney general’s Augusta office on a variety of matters, including express and implied warranty issues, landlord-tenant issues, car repairs and car sales, and more.

Volunteers will be thoroughly trained in consumer law and mediation techniques at the three-day training. They will then volunteer between three and six hours per week on a schedule convenient to them during normal business hours, under the supervision of members of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division in Augusta.

The deadline for applications is Dec. 31. To learn more about the program and download an application, visit  For more information, call Complaint Examiner Martha Currier at 626-8847 or email