Ombudsman Program

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RSVP Volunteers of the North Shore

SeniorCare in interviewing volunteers for our Volunteer Ombudsman Program in January 2013. There will be a local 3-day training offered in January for those volunteers who are interested in joining this program.

An Ombudsman:

- Works with residents and staff of nursing facilities to resolve concerns about reisdent rights and to improve quality of life.

- Volunteer Ombudsman should expect a commitment of one year.

- Complete a certification program of 3 full days held locally in January 2013

- Commit to 12 hours plus each month

- Travel expenses to nursing facilities is reimbursed

For more information, please call:

- Michele Gaythwaite, Ombudsman Program Director (866)927-1050 x570

- Elizabeth Caron, Ombudman Assistant Director (866)927-1050 x568

Our Long Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteers to advocate for elders and their families. Ombudsmen are trained volunteers with whom residents of long-term care facilities and/or their families can speak confidentially about matters of concern. Residents can discuss their quality of care, conflicts with staff, financial matters, food preferences, facility policies, and other issues. Ombudsman visit residents regularly to establish relationships, listen and resolve concerns. They are a source of information about community resources for seniors and resident's legal rights. They maintain a presence in facilities to insure that the rights of those residents who cannot speak for themselves are protected.

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About RSVP Volunteers of the North Shore


49 Blackburn Center, Gloucester, MA 01930, US

Mission Statement

To engage persons 55 and older in volunteer service, using their experience, wisdom and skills to meet their communities' critical needs, and in doing so, improve the quality of life for both volunteers and communities.


RSVP Volunteers of the North Shore is your one-stop shopping source for volunteering!

From a few hours a month, to several days a week, to a single event, our volunteers serve in many capacities at over 30 nonprofit agencies in 13 towns on the North Shore.

RSVP is a great way to meet new friends and help your community, while invigorating your spirit and warming your heart.

Contact us to find out what's available in Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester, Marblehead, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Topsfield and Wenham.


We'll work with your schedule.


49 Blackburn CenterGloucester, MA 01930




  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible

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