Reach out to Seniors living in Nursing Homes


Cause Areas


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


Council on Aging-Southern California2 Executive CircleSuite175Irvine, CA 92614
Ombudsman conversing with a senior
You too! can train as an Ombudsman Volunteer


Ombudsman are trained advocates who empower and advocate resident seniors living in nursing homes, board and care homes, and assisted living facilities living throughout the County of Orange, California.

The Ombudsman Program at the Council on Aging is a Federal and State mandated program. Ombudsman participate in 36 hours of training at our office in Irvine. Background check and TB test required. Once certified, Ombudsmen begin fieldwork at facilities within the volunteers own Community. We ask for a year commitment, 15 hours per month.


  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Building

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 12-15 hours per month
  • minimum of 1 year

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