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Volunteer Advocates Needed! Training Provided


The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program needs volunteer advocates who are empathetic, diplomatic, assertive and skilled communicators to:

  • Visit local nursing and assisted living facilities
  • Work to protect resident rights & help resolve concerns
  • Dedicate four hours per week for one year
  • Conduct visits between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays

As a Volunteer Ombudsman you will be assigned to visit a local nursing home or assisted living facility, working to ensure that the residents’ rights are being protected. You will help residents with problems that they are unable to resolve alone.

The program needs volunteers who can commit at least four hours a week for a minimum of one year. Volunteers are needed in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun. Volunteers set their own schedules with visits usually occurring between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on weekdays. Volunteers receive training and continuous support.

Join us in this important mission!  If you are interested in volunteering with the Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, please call now!  703-324-5861, TTY 711

The next 3-day training: March 7, 9 ,18, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Rain date: March 21, 2016

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The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program was established in 1985 to advocate for persons receiving long-term care services to ensure the highest quality of life and care and serves the jurisdictions of Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, and Loudoun through their Area Agencies on Aging.

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