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Seeking volunteers for Long Term Care Ombudsman; Certification class starts 10/26

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ARISE Child and Family Service, Inc.

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Seeking compassionate and dedicated volunteers to become certified NYS long term care Ombudsman. Our region covers Onondaga, Cayuga, Cortland and Oswego counties.

As an Ombudsman, you regularly visit a local nursing home or other adult care facility to advocate for residents and help ensure they are receiving quality, person-centered care.

Role of volunteer Ombudsman

  • Provides a voice for residents of nursing homes , assisted living facilities , and other long term care settings.
  • Help residents and their families understand and exercise their rights.
  • Educate and empower residents to self-advocate.
  • Lessen social isolation or loneliness many residents experience.
  • Create your own schedule.
  • Receives on-going training and support.
Volunteers receive free training to become a New York State Certified Ombudsman.

Our next training session is:

October 26th, 29th and November 2nd and 4th. from 9-4:30 at ARISE 635 James St., Syracuse, NY 13203
* Due to Covie-19, classes may be taught through Zoom

Interview, background check and pre-class facility shadowing are required prior to the start of training.

Volunteers will receive a small stipend upon certification completion. Our program is able to offer paid mileage for volunteers until 9/2022 through CARES Act funding.

If you are interested in making a difference in the lives of seniors, please contact:

Rebecca Alder, Ombudsman Program Director

More opportunities with ARISE Child and Family Service, Inc.

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About ARISE Child and Family Service, Inc.


635 James Street, Syracuse, NY 13203, US

Mission Statement

ARISE's mission is to work with people of all abilities to create a fair and just community in which everyone can fully participate.


One of New York State's eight original Independent Living Centers, ARISE was founded in 1979 by advocates dedicated to the idea - which was revolutionary at the time - that people with disabilities should have equal rights. ARISE quickly grew to meet the demand for services, opening satellite offices in Onondaga, Oswego, and Madison Counties to more fully support people with disabilities living in Central New York.

Today ARISE has over 450 staff members who advocate for the interests of people with disabilities, and who work to deliver more than 40 different programs and services.

Advocacy & Human Rights
People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Syracuse, NY 13224



  • Advocacy
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours a week in facility plus monthly in-services (via Zoom, in-person or webinars)
  • Must pass basic background check and not have a conflict of interest with facility that is assigned.

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