Looking to make a difference in the lives of Seniors? Become an advocate as a Volunteer Ombudsman.


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

61 Winthrop StreetAugusta, ME 04330

About

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is looking for individuals who are interested in joining a group of dedicated volunteers who visit residents in long-term care facilities across the state. Volunteer Ombudsman are advocates who provide a voice for the concerns of long-term care consumers who are living in a nursing home, residential care home or assisted living facility. Volunteers make regular visits, observe conditions and engage residents in conversation to learn about problems or concerns they may have regarding care and services.

Volunteers hail from all walks of life: physicians, teachers, clergy, homemakers, nurses to name a few. The common thread, and by far the most important trait, is that they all want to improve the quality of life for seniors and individuals with disabilities receiving long-term care services.

Skills

  • Multi-Tasking
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hrs per week, one year commitment
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