Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Harris County--All LocationsOur office is in 77030 but the volunteerassignments are all over the county.Houston, TX 77030

Volunteers find their work as ombudsmen rewarding and feel good knowing that residents appreciate their visits.

About

Help enhance the quality of life for nursing home and assisted living residents by volunteering in the Harris County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. Volunteer ombudsmen are advocates for long-term care residents, regularly visiting an assigned facility, establishing relationships with residents and family members, and helping them to resolve issues or complaints. By advocating for residents' rights, an ombudsman works to ensure resident dignity, self-determination, and quality of life. If you have the ability to listen compassionately and employ effective problem-solving techniques, this rewarding, long-term volunteer commitment may be for you. Initial ombudsman training, periodic continuing education, and volunteer support are provided.

Skills

  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Problem Solving
  • Healthcare
  • Elder care
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 2 hours per week, ongoing
  • We provide 30 hours of initial certification training for free.
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