Join Our Team
Are you interested in using your time and talents to serve as an advocate for nursing home and adult care facility residents? The New York Office of the State Long Term Care Ombudsman is looking for volunteers to serve as certified Ombudsmen to improve the quality of care and quality of life for New Yorkers who live in long term care facilities.
Certified Ombudsman not only visit residents, investigate and resolve complaints, but also use their skills to advocate for the rights of residents in nursing homes and other long term care facilities. The dual focus of quality of care and quality of life enables the volunteers to assure that residents are cared for appropriately.
Volunteers serve as a voice for residents of nursing homes and adult care facilities. Certified Ombudsmen are indispensable in ensuring that all facilities meet mandated, legal standards for every person requiring long term care. Ideal candidates for these important positions will:
- Meet the minimum age requirement of 21 years.
- Commit to volunteering 2 Hours per week for at least 1 year.
- Attend and participate in 36 hours of basic training.
- Have good communication and interpersonal skills in order to influence and improve the quality of care and quality of life for New York's long term care residents.
If you are interested in helping to protect New York's most vulnerable citizens please contact your Regional Ombudsman Coordinator.
Click on the Who is My Ombudsman? tab at the top of this page or fill out the form below: