Advocate for Long-Term Care Residents, Become an Ombudsman, Sarasota


(27.261278,-82.51317)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Sarasota, Desoto, Charlotte, Glades, Lee, Hendryand Collier CountiesSarasota, FL 34231


About

Florida’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program has advocate positions available in the Southwest Florida office covering Charlotte, Collier, Desoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Sarasota counties. 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

  • Communicate well

  • 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.

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 20 hours or more a month

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