Volunteer & Advocate for Seniors
- A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
4 people are interested
Long Term Care Ombudsman Volunteers are senior advocates who work with residents of nursing homes or assisted living facilities. We ask our volunteers to visit their assigned home(s) once per month to meet with residents, educate them as to their rights, and provide advocacy assistance, if needed. Volunteers must be over the age of 18 and able to pass a background check. Training is offered quarterly at the OLTCO's office in Anchorage. Volunteers are needed statewide (volunteers outside of the Anchorage/Matsu area will attend via Skype). Go to our website (akoltco.org/volunteer) to learn more and to complete an application, or call Kathryn Curry, Volunteer Coordinator at 907/334.2535. We would love to have you join our team of deducated volunteers!
We'll work with your schedule.
3745 Community Park Loop Ste 200Anchorage, AK 99508
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Or volunteers typically give 2-3 hours pre month of their time. We ask that they complete one facility visit (and complete a short online report after each visit), and attend one volunteer meeting per month (can participate via Skype).
- Our certified volunteer ombudsmen complete 14 hours of classroom training (via Skype for distance volunteers), followed by 4-6 hours of field training with a staff ombudsman. We offer unlimited supervision and support to our volunteers!