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Multnomah CountyWashington CountyClackamas CountyPortland, OR 97201


If you really want to be involved, rather than sitting on the sidelines, you can help protect seniors and others in long-term care facilities. Certified Ombudsmen are caring observers, listeners, communicators and problem-solvers who advocate for residents in nursing homes, assisted living or residential care facilities and adult care homes. They volunteer to preserve facility residents' dignity, safeguard their rights, promote quality care, and prevent neglect, abuse and other problems.

Intensive training prepares Certified Ombudsmen to identify problems and investigate and resolve complaints. The state Office of the Long-Term Care Ombudsman provides supervision and ongoing support and education to maximize volunteer effectiveness. Knowing that you are protecting others more vulnerable than yourself is a meaningful reward for this free and confidential service.


  • Problem Solving
  • People Skills
  • Healthcare
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Elder care
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • at least 16 hours per month for one year
  • weekday availability during normal business hours

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