Volunteer Ombudsman

Date: Ongoing

Organized By: WI Board on Aging and Long Term Care

State: WI

Contact: amy.zabransky@wisconsin.gov
Amy Zabransky, 6082467004
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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

This volunteer listing is provided by AARP's Create the Good. Visit Create The Good to search more volunteer opportunities or post your own opportunity.

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