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Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara County

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Long Term Care Ombudsman Helping Seniors
Volunteer Long Term Care Ombudsman representatives advocate for the rights of residents in skilled nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Help resolve conflicts and improve seniors' quality of life.

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program of Santa Barbara County is looking for dedicated volunteers in the Santa Barbara area. This is an elite volunteer opportunity that's perfect for retired professionals who want to make a difference.

Ombudsman representatives advocate for the rights of residents in skilled nursing homes and assisted living facilities, help resolve conflicts, and improve their quality of life.

Ideal volunteer candidates will:

  • Meet the minimum age requirement of 21 years.
  • Be computer literate.
  • Volunteer a minimum of four hours per week for at least one year.
  • Complete basic and ongoing monthly trainings.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills.
  • Be passionate about serving our most vulnerable citizens.

We provide training to become a State-certified Ombudsman! If you’re passionate about helping this population and want to make a difference, please call Marco Quintanar at (805) 922-1236 or visit OmbudsmanSB.org for more information.

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About Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara County

Location:

123 West Gutierrez Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, US

Mission Statement

Family Service Agency (FSA) has long been regarded as one of Santa Barbara County’s most reliable and effective nonprofit human service organizations. Our mission is to strengthen and advocate for families and individuals of all ages and diversities, helping to create and preserve a healthy community.

Description

Established in 1899, FSA continues to improve the health and well-being of our community’s most vulnerable children, families and seniors. Our transformative and essential programs include:

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Barbara County
  • Family Support Services
  • Long Term Care Ombusdman
  • School Counseling Services
  • Senior Services
  • Youth & Family Behavioral Health

FSA programs ensure access to food, shelter, and other basic needs, as well as youth mentoring, case management, advocacy and a wide-array of mental health programs. We are committed to providing services where they are needed most: in the community. Eighty percent of our services are delivered on school campuses, at community centers and in clients’ homes. Our programs, which serve more than 16,000 people annually, combine clinical expertise, bilingual and bicultural staff, and close collaboration with other agencies. At FSA, all services are provided free or on a sliding fee/donation scale and no one is denied assistance because of an inability to pay.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Santa Maria, CA 93458

(34.96482,-120.49336)
 

SKILLS

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Advocacy
  • Conflict Resolution

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Four hours per week for one year.
  • Create your own schedule!

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