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.
Hamilton, Suwannee, Columbia, Lafayette, DixieLevy, Union, Putnam, Alachua, Braford, GilchristMarion, Citrus, Hernando, Sumter and Lake CountiesGainesville, FL32601
Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program has advocate positions available in the Hamilton, Suwannee, Columbia, Lafayette, Dixie, Levy, Union, Putnam, Alachua, Braford, Gilchrist, Marion, Citrus, Hernando, Sumter and Lake County areas. Volunteers visit with residents of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and adult-family care homes to ensure they are treated with dignity and respect. Training and certification are provided and volunteers participate in council meetings, administrative assessments and complaint resolution in facilities.
Candidates need to:
Enjoy working with seniors and those with disabilities
Plan to volunteer 20 hours a month
Pass a background check (paid for by the Program)
Complete certification training
Attend a monthly meeting
Not work at a long-term care facility
If you would like to become an ombudsman and make a difference in your community, visit ombudsman.myflorida.com, search for us on Facebook or call 1-888-831-0404.