Help wanted for vulnerable adults

Apr 17, 2013

Are you a justice-seeking humanitarian with spare time and drawn to help people solve problems? Can you advocate for civil rights using a problem solving approach? Your neighbors in long term care facilities need you.

Snohomish County’s Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is seeking new certified volunteer long-term care ombudsmen to act as advocates, educators, investigators and problem solvers for vulnerable adults living throughout the county.

Volunteers come from all walks of life, various age groups and educational levels. The common thread is an interest in serving vulnerable adults.

The ombudsman program is authorized by federal and state law to provide quality of life and care advocacy for individuals who live in adult family homes, assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

Volunteers receive four days of initial training. They are asked to volunteer four hours a week, attend in-service meetings and submit an activity report.

If you can be of service, the 2013 certification training is May 15-16 and 22-23.

For more information and an application packet, contact July André at 425-388-7393 or

Applications may be printed directly from the county’s website at Type “ombudsman” into the search box.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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