Appalachian Council of Governments

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • People with Disabilities
  • Seniors
  • Veterans & Military Families


30 Century CircleGreenville, SC 29607 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

ACOG is a multifaceted service organization for local governments, providing public administration, planning, information systems and technology, grants, workforce development, and services for the elderly population. The ACOG works in close collaboration with our community partners towards building a competitive economy and promoting healthy, livable communities that preserve our residents’ quality of life. The Volunteer Ombudsman Program is part of the South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments’ Regional Long-Term Ombudsman Program. Volunteers are not certified Ombudsman, but do help assist them in their duties.


The Appalachian Council of Governments’ Long Term Care Ombudsman Program covers six counties including: Greenville, Spartanburg, Anderson, Oconee, Pickens and Cherokee. Volunteers are needed and welcomed from each area.

Do you want to make a difference in the community?

Become a Volunteer Ombudsman in a long term care facility and make a difference in the lives of long-term care residents.

Volunteer Ombudsmen make unannounced friendly visits to designated long term care facilities on a weekly or biweekly basis. During their visits volunteers listen to and interact with the residents. Volunteer Ombudsmen work with residents to communicate concerns and provide support and empowerment. The Volunteer Ombudsman can assist residents by being their voice and with their permission, work hand in hand with the facility staff to resolve issues.


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