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ORGANIZATION: NORFOLK COUNTY RSVP

The Springwell Volunteer Ombudsman Program is an advocacy program for residents in Nursing Homes and Rest Homes. Springwell is currently seeking volunteer ombudsman for long-term care facilities in/near Wellesley, Needham and Brookline. Training is provided.

As an Ombudsman, you meet with residents and hear any complaints or concerns they have, and with their permission, bring these complaints forward to staff. All work is documented and submitted in a timely way to the Program Manager. In addition to the weekly visits, there is a required monthly meeting at Springwell that volunteers attend for ongoing training, education and support.

Typically about 2 hours, once per week (weekdays only). Please consider this very important volunteer activity.

NOTE: THIS OPPORTUNITY IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO VOLUNTEERS AGE 55+ THROUGH A FEDERAL GRANT FROM AMERICORPS SENIORS.

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About NORFOLK COUNTY RSVP

Location:

PO Box 310, 614 High St, Dedham, MA 02027, US

Mission Statement

Norfolk County RSVP Volunteer Program is dedicated to meeting community needs by connecting volunteers age 55+ with opportunities that meet their skills and areas of interest. We believe that we are all called to serve one another through the use of our unique gifts and passions.

Description

Make a difference in Norfolk County by connecting your passions with community needs!

Norfolk County RSVP has volunteer opportunities for people aged 55 & over in 28 cities and towns at over 50 volunteer sites. Volunteer opportunities include mentoring pre-release inmates, tutoring elementary school children, drivers for Veterans, meals on wheels and food pantires, friendly visiting, non-profit support services and many more! N.C. RSVP will find the volunteer opportunity that best fits your interests & schedule and impacts the needs that are most critical to our county's communities. N.C. RSVP provides mileage reimbursement, accident & liability insurance, an invitation to our annual recognition event, monthly newsletters, orientation & training.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Seniors
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Dedham, MA 02027

(42.24683,-71.15366)
 

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • about 2 hours, once per week (Weekdays only)
  • Good listener, friendly, desire to serve with kindness as a patient advocate

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