March 04, 2015 at 12:00pm
Become a JABA Volunteer Ombudsman!
Ombudsman work to improve the quality of life for those in long-term care facilities and to provide necessary support to their families. It’s a job that demands understanding, good listening skills and the ability to be assertive, but patient.
A Volunteer Ombudsman visits facilities weekly to provide a listening ear with regard to any concerns, to monitor conditions and to help residents or their family members resolve problems they are unable to handle alone.
Becoming a Volunteer Ombudsman requires participating in a 20-hour training program and a minimum commitment of four hours per week for one year. Training is provided in the spring and fall of each year.
To read more about Volunteer Ombudsman Program, click here. Anyone interested in becoming a Volunteer Ombudsman may contact Mary Rafaly, Volunteer Ombudsman Specialist by email [firstname.lastname@example.org] or phone 434-817-5271.