"One person can make a difference and every person should try."
-John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Caring people of the world have been making a difference in the community, volunteering their time for others. They can make a great change in someone's life just by doing the simplest tasks. Senior Services Associates Inc. has positions open for several Volunteer Ombudsmen to visit nursing homes and other long-term care facilities in Kane, Kendall, and McHenry counties.
An ombudsman is a Swedish word meaning, "citizen's representative".
In Illinois, volunteers represent the Illinois Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program when they visit residents in long-term care facilities. Volunteers are the eyes and ears of the ombudsman program, and they are truly the heart of the program.
What does a volunteer ombudsman do?
- Visits residents on a regular basis;
- Listens to residents' concerns and problems while having a friendly visit; and
- Reports to an ombudsman supervisor who will guide and direct volunteers while they respond to the needs of residents.
If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Ombudsman, please contact Tina Dolan, Community Ombudsman, at (630) 897-4035 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot.