Cause Areas

When

Thu Oct 26, 2017 - Thu Nov 16, 2017

Where

100 N Main StSalem, OR 97305

Join Us!

About

Training for Certified Ombudsmen Volunteers is scheduled for Marion and Polk Counties in October 2017!

Volunteers provide advocacy on behalf of residents who are elderly and disabled, educate staff and families about resident rights, and investigate quality of care concerns. They work independently and use their skills to help improve the lives of the residents through problem resolution. Some issues are simple, like fixing a billing error or a food issue; others can be life changing for a resident, like advocating for better medication procedures, proper personal care with respect, or the right to exercise some personal freedoms. THEIR RIGHTS, YOUR VOICE!

This is highly rewarding volunteer work that is sure to keep you active and sharp! It's a great role for someone retired or anyone with 4-hours a week to give. If you are passionate about the aging and disabled residents living in long-term care this may be for you. Training is provided along with the support of a local Deputy Ombudsman. To learn more join us for a virtual webinar the second Friday of the month at 1:00 pm. Visit www.oregon.gov/ltco to sign up, or call 1-503-378-6303 to request an application packet.

Skills

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

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per week / 16 hours per month
  • 1-2 year committment

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