SPEAK UP for others! Be an Ombudsman/ Medical Advocate

Cause Areas


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


1900 S Clinton Ave - & throughout Monroe CountyRochester, NY 14618
RSVP - Answer the call to volunteer!


Definition: OMBUDSMAN: A trained volunteer who is NYS certified as an independent advocate for residents of nursing and adult homes and their families. Ombudsmen can help with resident's care and rights, personal concerns, financial concerns, administrative policies in nursing and adult homes, resident/staff misunderstandings, suspected neglect, mistreatment or abuse. Complete training and support is given to all volunteers. 5 day training is required. Assignments are available throughout Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Genesee, Wyoming, Seneca, Wayne and Yates Counties. Volunteers who are Ombudsmen through RSVP receive the following benefits: Supplemental accident and liability insurance coverage at no cost Invitation to annual RSVP Volunteer Recognition event, as well as Lifespan Volunteer events


  • Advocacy

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per week.
  • 1 year minimum commitment; training required

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