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.
Training for Certified Ombudsmen Volunteers is scheduled for Jackson County Summer 2018!
This is highly rewarding volunteer work that is sure to keep you active and sharp! It's a great role for someone with 4-hours a week to give. If you are passionate about the aging and their rights and dignity this might be a good fit for you! Training is provided along with the support of a local Deputy Ombudsman.
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 concern; 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!
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.