Date: OngoingOrganized By: Board on Aging and Long Term Care
State: WIContact: BOALTC@Wisconsin.gov
VOLUNTEERS WANTED and NEEDED: To Improve Lives One Visit at a Time/
Who We Are:The Volunteer Ombudsman Program, established in 1994 by the Board on Aging and Long Term Care, strengthens the advocacy services provided by the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program to people living in designated nursing homes. A Volunteer Ombudsman must have an abundance of Caring, Concern and Commitment to advocate for older persons. Pass a criminal background check. Attend the initial and continuing educational trainings. Give a minimum of 6 months - 1 year of volunteer service.
What We Do: Volunteer Ombudsman promote and protect the rights of people 60 years and older by making unannounced and focused weekly visits to an assigned nursing home.Listen and talk with residents. Empower residents to speak up for themselves.Be the voice for residents who cannot speak for themselves. Meet and talk with newly admitted residents and their families. Provide agency materials and information to residents and their families.Are you someone with a passion for helping older adults? Do you have 2 or 3 hours you can dedicate to weekly visits focused on resident rights?
Great - please call the Board on Aging & Long Term Care today - we are seeking qualified Volunteer Ombudsmen to be the Resident Centered Advocate at local Skilled Nursing Homes in Milwaukee, Kenosha, Sheboygan and Ozaukee Counties. For more information, please call 1-800-815-0015 and ask for Sheryl; or email BOALTC@Wisconsin.gov for more information.
Skill Desired: Writing, Public Speaking/Meeting Facilitation
Matching Interests: Geared for 50+ volunteers, Indoors, Handicap accessible, Seniors, Poverty, Homeless & Housing, Health & Wellness, People with Disabilities, Community, Veterans & Military Families
JOIN FOR JUST $16 A YEAR