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Senior Services’ Ombudsman volunteers must participate in two full days of training. Sessions are scheduled twice a year. Next session will take place in the fall 2016. Call 757-461-9481, ext. 114 now to register.
If you are a diplomatic and skilled communicator who cares deeply about the quality of care and rights of those seniors and disabled persons who reside in long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and alternative community-based residences, Senior Services can use your help. The Long-Term Care Ombudsman program team is comprised of one staff Ombudsmen supervisor and a host of dedicated volunteers who serve as advocates, monitor quality-of-care and ensure that resident’s rights are protected.
After completing an initial in-depth two-day training program, Ombudsmen volunteers are assigned to a specific long-term care facility, where they are expected to contribute four hours per week, Monday through Friday. Ongoing training, supervision and support are provided to all Ombudsmen volunteers by the agency’s staff Ombudsmen.
Anyone interested in becoming an Ombudsman volunteer can call 757-461-9481, ext. 114; or click here to complete a volunteer application.