The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Family Service League (FSL), a Long Island Based non-profit human service organization, is seeking volunteers to train as advocates for our Long Island Seniors living in nursing homes, adult homes, and assisted living facilities throughout Suffolk County. FSL offers initial training classes, ongoing supervision and continuing education for all volunteer candidates. Certified volunteer Ombudsmen visit an assigned long term care home once a week to educate residents and their families as to their rights in the facilities, empower them to speak up for those rights, and advocate for them if needed. This important work allows the residents to have a good quality of life and care, and to live with dignity.
To find out more about Family Service League Ombudsman volunteer opportunities contact:
Eileen Swanberg, LCSW
Volunteer Coordinator, LTC Ombudsman Program
631-470-6756 or email@example.com
Verbal / Written Communication
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
Must be at least 21
Orientation or Training
minimum of 2 hours per week at a facility
monthly reports and a minimum of 6 in-services per year to improve skills