The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
This volunteer opportunity is for individuals age 55 and over.
RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) of Kendall County is looking for volunteers interesting in being trained to be a nursing home Ombudsman for Senior Services Associates. An Ombudsman is a citizen representative who hears concerns from residents and is trained on how to escalate the concerns to an Ombudsman Supervisor. Once you are trained, you will set your own schedule. Depending on the nursing home location you are assigned, and number of complaints received by that particular nursing home you may visit the nursing home once a month or once a quarter.
Free training is required. Assignments are at nursing homes throughout the Fox Valley Area.
If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity or want to hear about others in Kendall and Southern Kane Counties contact Kathy B. at 630-553-5777.