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Alamo Area Council of Governments/Area Agencies on Aging

  • 2 people are interested

If you have been interested in the past or have been looking for a way to serve in your community, we would like to share this opportunity to volunteer in the Alamo Ombudsman Program!

Volunteer Ombudsmen are advocates for residents in long-term care (LTC) communities who visit residents, listen to their concerns, and advocate on their behalf. Volunteer Ombudsmen also educate residents, families, and staff on protecting the health, safety, and rights of residents. Volunteer visits are flexible, i.e. a few hours each month or 1 hour twice a month.

Volunteers will complete a free 36-hour training course with online classroom training sessions, self-study within the 2 month internship.

We have upcoming trainings starting soon, so if you would like to learn more about becoming a volunteer and our program requirements, please contact us.

We look forward to hearing from you very soon!

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About Alamo Area Council of Governments/Area Agencies on Aging

Location:

8700 Tesoro, Suite 160, San Antonio, TX 78217, US

Mission Statement

The agency is dedicated to building a community that supports older residents and allows them to age in place with dignity, security, and enhanced quality of life. The range of services provided includes congregate meals, home-delivered meals, benefits counseling, care coordination, legal assistance, long-term care Ombudsman nutrition and counseling and training, caregiver support, and transportation services.

Description

Our organization is providing free, one-on-one assistance to people with Medicare and their families via telephone and face-to-face sessions, public education presentations and other programs. Through the CMS MedicareRx Volunteer Initiative, volunteers at our organization will be given the opportunity to work directly with people with Medicare to help them understand their prescription drug plan options and join a plan that will best suit their prescription drug needs if they choose.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Problem Solving
  • Mediation
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Advocacy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Field visits are a minimum of two times a month. There are options to provide telephone/video re-assurance to residents during this time.
  • We provide training, PPE and a one year commitment.

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