Join the volunteer Ombudsmen group

Are you interested in using your talents to make a long-lasting contribution to your community while working in the company of others interested in making a positive difference?

RSVP of Madison County is seeking team members to serve as Ombudsmen to improve the quality of life of individuals who live in long term care facilities.

Certified volunteer Ombudsmen visit Madison County residents, investigate and resolve complaints, and use their skills to advocate for their rights. Ombudsmen are dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all long term care residents. NYS Certification training prepares volunteers for their role as an advocate. Ongoing support is provided through Ombudsman team meetings and training opportunities.

The next 36-hour Ombudsman certification training will take place Wednesdays and Thursdays October 14 and 15, Oct. 21 and 22, and Oct. 28 and 29 in Norwich, Chenango County. Professionals with expertise in the fields of aging, long term care, government regulation, and advocacy techniques will provide instruction. Volunteer Ombudsman schedules can be flexible. Gas mileage and course expenses are covered through RSVP.

For more information about the Ombudsman team, other training opportunities, and to receive an application form, please contact the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program at RSVP 684-3001 ext. 115. You can make a real difference in the lives of our neighbors in Madison County.

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