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Volunteer Ombudsman - advocate for nursing home residents

Volunteer opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity posted by: Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Boston

Posted on: August 5, 2014

Volunteer Opportunity description

Help protect and advocate for nursing home residents as a JF&CS Long-Term Care Ombudsman.

Ombudsmen protect and advocate for nursing home residents by listening to their concerns, protecting their rights, working to resolve problems, and restoring dignity to their lives.

This program is a free service provided to nursing home residents and their families in the suburban areas west of Boston including Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, and Weston.

We are looking for a responsible, compassionate Ombudsman to attend a training provided by the state (three consecutive weekdays), visit residents weekly, investigate/report complaints, file reports, and attend a monthly in-service meeting.

The schedule is flexible and involves a time commitment of 10-12 hours/month. The ideal candidate will have good people skills, common sense, and a desire to advocate for seniors.

Volunteer Requirements

Long-Term Care Ombudsman:

  • Attend a training provided by the state (held on three consecutive weekdays)
  • Commit to volunteering 10-12 hours a month for a minimum of one year
  • Have good people skills, common sense and a desire to advocate for seniors
  • Attend a monthly in-service meeting
  • Provide a minimum of two references.
  • Undergo a CORI check.

Email to learn more.

How to apply

If you are interested in volunteering for Long Term Care Ombudsman, please fill out this program-specific application form.


1430 Main Street, Waltham, MA, 02451, US

Time Commitment

3 months or longer
Time commitment
Occasional (weekly or monthly)
Times of day
Days of week
Flexible schedule