Volunteer Advocate for the Elderly/Volunteer Ombudsman

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ORGANIZATION: Board on Aging and Long Term Care


Volunteer ombudsmen promote and advocate for the rights of individuals living in nursing homes. They make unannounced visits to designated facilities to interact with residents. They observe general conditions of the facility, talk with the residents about their rights, and work with residents to communicate concerns and complaints by providing support and empowerment. Volunteer ombudsmen assist residents by being their voice. Training and ongoing support is provided. If you'd like to improve the lives of the elderly, they would love to meet you!

Flexible schedule, visits are made any time between 8am-8pm. Minimum age: 18.

Board on Aging and Long Term Care - Volunteer Ombudsman Program - Andie Grassl

608-246-7023, andrea.grassl@wisconsin.gov

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About Board on Aging and Long Term Care


1402 Pankratz Street, Suite 111, Madison, WI 54956, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Board on Aging and Long Term Care is to advocate for the interests of the state's long term care consumers, to inform those consumers of their rights, and to educate the public at large about health care systems and long term care.


The Board subscribes to and defends the values of: respect and dignity for the individual; protection of the right of the individual to be free from threats to health, safety and quality of life; fairness and transparency; and open, clear and consistent communication. Volunteers provide valuable services consistent with the spirit and intent of these values. Volunteer Ombudsmen are charged by Wisconsin Law to protect the interests of citizens, age 60 or over, who reside in nursing homes in Wisconsin.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Health & Medicine
Advocacy & Human Rights, Health & Medicine, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.





  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask for a 1-3 hours per week commitment
  • Volunteers are carefully screened and trained to make them the very best advocates they can be!

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