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Ombudsman Volunteer

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VOYCE

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Could You Be a Volunteer Ombudsman?

We're currently looking for volunteer ombudsman who will visit a long-term care community regularly, get to know residents, stand up for them, and center their voices... in short, be their VOYCE.

If you have a passion for wanting to help the residents living in skilled, assisted living and residential care communities, we have a volunteer opportunity waiting just for you.

As a volunteer, you will make a real difference.

  • Visiting individuals who live in a long-term care community at a location convenient for you each week

  • Talking to residents and personally getting to know them on an individual basis

  • Giving residents an opportunity to voice concerns about the quality of their lives

  • Investigating and advocating for resolutions to resident needs by working with staff caregivers

  • Following up with residents to make sure they continue to receive care that meets their specific needs

  • Receive comprehensive training and support from our staff

VOYCE is recruiting 300 volunteers over the next 5 years. Each week, volunteer ombudsman drive to a nursing home to spend 1-2 hours a week with residents. To many of the residents, our volunteers are just like family. Some of the residents may not even know that their official title is "Ombudsman," but what is important is that they know how much our volunteer ombudsman care about them and that they are there to help.

Time Schedule: You can pick any day of the week and any time that is convenient for you to visit the long-term care residents at your community. You can visit as few as two hours or as much as four hours.

COVID-19: The safety of our volunteers is of the utmost importance to VOYCE. All of our ombudsman volunteer are given PPE to wear at their long-term care community. In addition, no ombudsman volunteer will be visiting a long-term care community that does not meet the criteria for reopening outlined by CMS. Furthermore, any long-term care community that our ombudsman volunteers visit should be doing temperature and symptom checks upon entry. If any ombudsman volunteers have questions or concerns, our staff is available to discuss these safety measures further.

Learn more about becoming an ombudsman volunteer here:
https://www.voycestl.org/ways-give/volunteer/

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About VOYCE

Location:

8050 Watson Rd., Ste 155, St. Louis, MO 63119, US

Mission Statement

To educate and empower persons and their families for quality living across the continuum of long-term care.

Description

VOYCE offers advocacy services to the 20,000 individuals who reside in more than 300 skilled nursing, assisted living and residential care communities in Greater St. Louis and northeast Missouri. More than 50% of these individuals have no one to advocate on their behalf.

VOYCE also delivers options to those making long-term care decisions. As the demand for long-term care continues to grow, an estimated 70% of those 65 and older will need long-term care and 43% will spend some time in a long-term care community.

VOYCEconnect

VOYCE is a principle source of information for those who need long-term care and their families. Our free VOYCEconnect service illuminates choices on the long-term care continuum and assists you with making the best decisions.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

VOYCE8050 Watson RdSte 155St. Louis, MO 63119

(38.5891,-90.3509)
 

SKILLS

  • Resource Development / Management
  • Fundraising
  • Elder care
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per week
  • Passion for helping residents in long-term care communities.

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