Thanks to the availability of funds from the federal Administration on Aging, the Office of the Ombudsman is assisted in its advocacy by a cadre of citizen volunteers.

Each trained volunteer advocate visits an assigned facility for at least four hours per week. These dedicated volunteers look out for people living in long-term facilities, many of whom have no one else to help them.

While the program currently has more than 200 volunteers, an additional 150 are needed to fill the gaps left through attrition. We need more volunteers to care for the frail elderly, keeping them independent, healthy and able to live their lives out with dignity.

Learn more about the Volunteer Advocate Program

Download application to become a volunteer advocate

2012 Volunteer Advocate Satisfaction Survey

For more information, contact the Office of the Ombudsman for the Institutionalized Elderly:

Call 609-826-5053 for more information.