Volunteer Opportunity! Do You Have A Passion For Elders? Thousands... content expired - 2018-01-12
Do you have a passion for elders? Thousands of older Alaskans live in long term care facilities throughout Alaska. Many are alone and without family members who can advocate on their behalf. The Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman is seeking volunteers to visit with long term care residents and help to improve their lives. Volunteer ombudsmen come from all walks of life. What they have in common is a desire to make a difference in the lives of the elderly and disabled.
What Do Volunteer LTC Ombudsmen Do??
* Complete 14 hours of classroom training (in person in Anchorage or via the internet) followed by an additional 4-6 hours of onsite training as needed to feel comfortable.
* Complete at least 1 visit per month with residents in assigned facilities to build trusting relationships.
* Educate residents of their rights and assist to resolve complaints to the resident’s satisfaction.
* Encourage self-advocacy and interaction with staff and the community.
* Help ensure residents are being treated with dignity and respect.
Our next training for new volunteers will be offered February 10th and February 17th (Saturdays, 9am – 4pm).
You must be over the age of 18 and pass a background check. If you would like additional information, please contact Kathryn Curry with the Long Term Care Ombudsman’s Office (334.2535 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or go to our website to learn more and submit an application (www.akoltco.org)!
You CAN make a difference!