Date: OngoingOrganized By: WI Board on Aging and Long Term Care
State: WIContact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Ombudsmen make unannounced visits to a designated long term care facilities on a weekly basis. During their weekly visits volunteers observe, listen to and interact with the residents.
They observe general conditions of the facility, and complete a monthly report.
Volunteers talk, listen, and empower residents and their families to resolve issues. Some examples may include, but are not limited to personal hygiene, daily cares, diet/meal issues, comfort, activities, staff relationships, personal empowerment, and facility conditions.
The Volunteer Ombudsman Program currently operates in 32 Wisconsin counties.
We ask for a six-month commitment of 2 hours per week. You pick the 2 hours from 8:00am-8:00pm.
Due to the nature of this position there is an application process that includes a criminal background and reference check. There is a full day training and in-service updates. The Madison training will be held on September 25, 2019.
Upon completion of the training the volunteer will be matched to a facility. This is a very rewarding opportunity to help the senior population.
Skill Desired: Writing, Public Speaking/Meeting Facilitation, Medical/Health
Matching Interests: Indoors, Geared for 50+ volunteers, Handicap accessible, Seniors, Emergency & Safety, People with Disabilities, Community
JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR