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Ombudsmen make a difference to residents in long-term care facilities, one person at a time. As friendly visitors to nursing homes, personal care homes, assisted living and other adult care facilities, they build relationships, resolve problems and foster changes that improve residents’ quality of care and quality of life.
Ombudsmen visit on a regular basis, listen to residents’ concerns, educate on residents rights, and encourage and empower residents to self-advocate. For residents unable or unwilling to speak out, ombudsmen may act as advocates.
Ombudsmen attend orientation, 8 hours of training and job shadowing. If you are over 21, have available transportation, communicate effectively, and are genuinely concerned for older adults, you may become an Ombudsman. Continuing education is available.
About Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging
PO Box 550, 103 N Front St, Clearfield, PA 16830, US
The Volunteer Center of Clearfield County provides opportunities for people to make a difference in their community through volunteer service.
Make an impact on your community! Become a volunteer and make a difference!
The Volunteer Center of Clearfield County (VCCC) provides opportunities for people to make a difference in their community through volunteer service. Sponsored by the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Inc., VCCC is dedicated to making a difference in our community through volunteer service. Volunteers contribute anywhere from a few to over forty hours a week, serving through schools, environmental organizations, nursing/personal care homes, hospitals and other nonprofit and public organizations to help meet critical community needs. VCCC offers maximum flexibility and choice to its volunteers. VCCC matches the personal interests and skills of older Americans with opportunities to help solve community problems and on-the-job training from the agency or organization where volunteers are placed.
We'll work with your schedule.
PO Box 550103 N Front StClearfield, PA 16830
- People 55+
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- an average of one hour per week
- attend meetings as mandated