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ORGANIZATION: Council on Aging Orange County - Ombudsman Program

Ombudsman conversing with a senior
You too! can train as an Ombudsman Volunteer

Ombudsmen are trained advocates who empower and advocate resident seniors living in nursing homes, board and care homes, and assisted living facilities living throughout the Orange County, California.
Ombudsmen investigate complaints of elder and dependent abuse made by, or on behalf of, individual residents of long-term-care (LTC) facilities. They also visit all licensed LTC facilities, providing a regular presence to ensure that the rights of residents are protected.

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 or online. Background check, fully vaccinated for Covid-19 (or request an exemption because of a medical reason or sincerely held religious belief) and TB test required. Once certified, Ombudsmen begin fieldwork at facilities within the volunteers own Community. We ask for a year commitment, 20 hours per month.

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About Council on Aging Orange County - Ombudsman Program


2 Executive Circle #175, Irvine, CA 92614, US

Mission Statement

To promote the independence, health, and dignity of older adults through compassion, education, and advocacy.


Ombudsmen are state certified volunteers who serve as advocates for olders and disabled adults who reside in nursing homes and assisted living homes throughout Orange County. Program also offers ongoing support and training for our volunteers.


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


We'll work with your schedule.


Council on Aging-Southern California2 Executive CircleSuite175Irvine, CA 92614



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


  • People 55+


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

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