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Volunteer opportunity description
Big Reward in Store for You! Included in RSVP's many volunteer opportunities for adults 55 and over is the chance to be an Ombudsperson/Advocate for residents in nursing homes or adult homes. Educate residents about their rights and listen to their concerns. Be a mediator. Prevent abuse. The reward? Knowing that you ensure nursing home and adult home residents have a voice regarding their care.
Before being assigned to a facility, Ombudsman volunteers undergo 36 hours of intensive training, resulting in certification by the New York State Office for the Aging. Once training is completed, volunteers spend a minimum of four hours a week at a nursing or adult home in their community. The 4 hour commitment can be fulfilled throughout the week. i.e., 2 hours/2 x week.
Guess what! In addition to this opportunity, there are thousands more for individuals 55 and over in all 5 boroughs! After meeting with us one-on-one you will be connected to one of our 500 community-based partner organizations including non-profit agencies, schools, hospitals, and cultural institutions located throughout the 5 boroughs of New York City. We pride ourselves on finding the right volunteer opportunity to fit your skills and interests,
We look forward to hearing from you!
You Must be 55 Years or Older to Volunteer with the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program.
Our volunteer needs
We need volunteers who are free at these times