State agency seeks volunteers
State Board on Aging and Long Term Care Seeks Advocates for the Elderly.
The Board on Aging and Long Term Care Volunteer Ombudsman program is seeking potential volunteers to serve in Waupaca county. The program, which was established in Waupaca county in 2004, has some openings at skilled nursing facilities.
The volunteers will provide advocacy services to residents in the long term care facilities. Volunteers will be trained and assigned a facility by the coordinator of the program. Volunteers will be supervised and receive ongoing in-service training to ensure excellence in service to nursing home residents.
This is a great opportunity to help and support elderly people. No experience in long term care is required, just the willingness to make difference in the lives of nursing home residents. There are opportunities throughout Waupaca County.
To participate in the program an individual should be willing to volunteer at least 2 1/2 hours a week and agree to a minimum of a 6-month commitment. A training will be held for those interested in the end of March.. Individuals interested in volunteering should contact Suzanne Ankenbrandt, Coordinator Volunteer Program, at 715/342-3086 or 800/815-0015. or e-mail her at email@example.com