Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

100 N Main StStatewide, OR 97305

Ombudsmen volunteers work to make the long-term care system more responsive to individual resident needs.

About

Certified Ombudsmen provide advocacy on behalf of the resident, educate staff and families about resident rights, and investigate quality of care concerns. Volunteers work independently and use their skills to help solve issues shared by the resident. 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 for anyone who has a heart for the elderly and disabled living in long-term care, and appreciates a challenge. Training is provided along with the support of a local Deputy Ombudsman. Training is scheduled in advance and positions are open throughout the state. To learn more join us for a virtual webinar the second Weds of the month at 11:00 am. Visit www.oregon.gov/ltco to sign up, or call 1-800-522-2602 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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