The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Help to ensure and improve the quality of life for residents of long-term care facilities. The Georgia Mountains Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program of Legacy Link, Area Agency on Aging seeks dedicated volunteers to train as advocates for residents of long term care facilities including nursing homes, personal care homes, and assisted living homes. Long Term Care Ombudsmen seek to improve the quality of life for these residents. After training, volunteers visit residents once a month to assist in ensuring that their rights are protected. For interested volunteers, additional training is available to become a Certified Volunteer Ombudsman. You can make a difference in the lives of long term care residents with these monthly visits to a designated facility near your home or work. Opportunities available in the North Georgia Counties of Banks, Dawson, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Rabun, Stephens, Towns, Union, and White. Georgia Mountains LTCO Ombudsman Program is part of the Legacy Link, Area Agency on Aging for the Georgia Mountains Area.