It is important to the 43,000 seniors and others in Oregon nursing homes, assisted living or residential care facilities and adult care homes. Certified Ombudsmen advocate for these facility residents and work to ensure their rights, protect their dignity, and safeguard their wellbeing by preventing neglect, abuse or other problems.
To empower you as an effective volunteer, you will be trained by the Office of Long-Term Care Ombudsman to identify problems and to investigate and resolve residents’ complaints. You will receive ongoing professional supervision, education and peer support to maximize your competence.
The ideal volunteer advocate is a caring observer, communicator and problem-solver with good people skills. Certified Ombudsmen must be at least 21 years old and able to volunteer a minimum of 16 hours per month for one year with availability during normal working hours. The reward for this free and confidential service is knowing that you are defending some of Oregon’s most vulnerable citizens.
- Problem Solving
- Patient Care
- People Skills
- Elder care
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- at least 16 hours per month for one year
- weekday availability during normal business hours