Volunteer ombudsmen stand up for residents’ rights and advocate for them.

Volunteer ombudsmen stand up for residents’ rights and advocate for them.

Become a Volunteer Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Are you empathetic, diplomatic, a good communicator and assertive when you need to be? Do you believe that adults in long term care deserve to be treated with dignity and respect, and are entitled to their rights as citizens? Can you commit to two hours of your time per week?

Volunteer ombudsmen improve the quality of life for residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities. They volunteer two hours a week in order to observe conditions, get to know staff and residents, and engage residents in conversation to address concerns they have regarding care. Volunteers provide information about residents’ rights and advocate for those who request help in resolving problems. JABA provides 20 hours of training prior to placement. Two highly skilled staff members provide volunteers with support and assume responsibility for complex issues. Call 434.817.5226 directly to learn more about becoming a volunteer ombudsman.