Volunteer Advocates for the Aging


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


100 Main StreetPendleton, OR 97801
Their Rights, Your Voice!


Volunteer Certified Ombudsman are needed in Umatilla County to provide advocacy for residents living in nursing homes, assisted and residential care facilities, memory care communities and adult foster homes. The mission is to ensure resident rights, dignity and quality care. Currently, there are 16 facilities without an Ombudsman volunteer assigned. This leaves vulnerable elders without the advocacy they need.

Volunteers are trained, help to resolve resident concerns and issues and provide education to residents, their family and the community. If you like to problem solve, work independently, and want to help the elders in your community, this program might be a great fit for you. The volunteer schedule is flexible, with a 4-hour a week commitment.

Applications are being accepted now for training in this Fall. Learning more is easy, call 800-522-2602, email lene.garrett@oregon.gov or visit www.oregon.gov/ltco
You can also sign up for a monthly informational webinar held on the second Friday of each month at 1:00 pm.


  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Veteran Care
  • Elder care
  • People Skills
  • Advocacy

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per week, 1 year commitment

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