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ORGANIZATION: AmeriCorps Seniors of Livingston County, New York

  • 12 people are interested
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Contribute to a good quality of life and help a neighbor maintain their independence.

Definition: OMBUDSMAN: A trained volunteer who is NYS certified as an independent advocate for residents of nursing and adult homes and their families.

Ombudsman 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 required.

Assignments are available throughout LIVINGSTON, Monroe, Ontario, Genesee, Wyoming,Wayne, Seneca and Yates Counties.

Volunteers who are Ombudsman 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

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About AmeriCorps Seniors of Livingston County, New York

Location:

A Program of Lifespan of Greater Rochester, 3 Murray Hill, Room 272, Mt. Morris, NY 14510, US

Mission Statement

Make giving back your second act. AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers bring their unique skillsets and experiences to help our neighbors and communities thrive. Are you ready to learn more? Contact Deb Palumbos, Director of Volunteer Services. Phone 585-851-9388 or Email: dpalumbos@lifespanrochester.org.

Description

AmeriCorps Seniors recruits and places volunteers age 55 and older in activities that address critical community needs in Livingston County, NY, Volunteers serve as drivers, coaches of health and wellness workshops and advocates for older adults in nursing homes among other placements. .

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Advocacy & Human Rights, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

RSVP of Livingston County & throughout area3 Murray Hill and throughout Livingston CountyMt. Morris, NY 14510

(42.72562,-77.87417)
 

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • Elder care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per week.
  • 1 year minimum commitment; required 5 day training

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