This is an opportunity to advocate for residents living in nursing homes, adult homes and assisted living facilities in Nassau County.
Before placement in a facility a volunteer must complete 6 days of training to satisfy the NYS Certification requirement. Ongoing training is required and provided throughout the volunteer experience.
As a NYS Certified Ombudsperson, you would advocate for the residients to ensure that their rights, dignity and quality of care are being met. The volunteer works in collaboration with resident, resident's family, facility administrtion and regulatory agencies.
This volunteer opportunity requires a two year commitment to visit their assigned facility for approximately 2 to 4 hours a week, one day a week.
Margaret Hromada, Program Director,Family and Children's Association Ombudservice 516-466-9718
- Problem Solving
- People Skills
- Counseling / Mental Health
- Relationship Building
- Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- After training 2-4 hours weekly.
- Attend ongoing training.