Make a Difference-Become an Advocate for Residents in Long Term Care

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


Throughout San Diego County-Central San Diego AreaSan Diego, CA 92123
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Would you like to help vulnerable seniors? The Ombudsman program is looking for people interested in acting as advocates for residents in skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. As an advocate you will be assisting residents to resolve their complaints or concerns regarding their care or other issues while at the facility. Volunteers interface with the facility staff, residents family and outside agencies. Our volunteer's make regular facility visits to talk with residents, advocate to improve the resident's quality of life, and with a focus on maintaining resident rights.


  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Community Outreach
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 20 hours a month for at least a year
  • Physical exam, 36 hours of training, 10 hours of mentoring

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