Advocate for Residents Living in New Jersey Nursing Homes


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


StatewideOffice of Long-Term Care OmbudsmanStatewideTrenton, NJ 08625
Making A Difference Through Advocacy


Volunteer Avocates are assigned to visit residents in a long term care facility close to their home 4 hours weekly to: Maintain a non-adversarial presence in the facility; Respond to concerns and complaints which are resolved through communication with the facility's administrative staff; Educate and inform residents, family members and staff about residents' rights and Ombudsman services; Empower residents to advocate on their own behalf by exercising their rights; Advocate for the rights of residents who cannot advocate for themselves; Refer instances of abuse or neglect for investigation to the Ombudsman's Office. 32 Hours of training and on-going support is provided by Ombudsman staff. Training consists of self-study and one-on-one discussion with the Regional Coordinator as well as shadowing an experienced Volunteer Advocate. Quarterly meetings provide topics of interest and an opportunity to network with peers.


Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours a week; quarterly meetings

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