Thank you for your interest in becoming an Ombudsman Associate!

Our Ombudsman Associates provide a wide range of services including visits to various Long-term Care settings. In order to establish a regular presence in most homes, we expect our Associates to spend about 2 hours per week at a time and day that is convenient for you. Ombudsman Associates advocate for people receiving long-term care services and supports wherever they may live.

We conduct conflict of interest screens so that we are able to remedy potential conflicts they may exist between Associates and Providers to the best of our ability. This will be done with the Volunteer Coordinator. 

We give Associates the tools needed to help them advocate through an initial 14- hour training. These trainings are held within 3-5 sessions (to account for any necessary make up). These sessions are offered at flexible times (weekdays, evenings some weekends) to accommodate potential candidates. Then, Associates are certified by the Ohio Department of Aging after a brief exam at the end of training. Associates also required to complete 6 hours of continuing education units (CEUs) annually which will be provided by our program. 

In the form below, please fill out the questions to the best of your ability including your contact information, qualifications, three references (people who are not related to you) and two emergency contacts.

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* 1. Contact Information:

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* 2. What is the best time to contact you?

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* 3. Do you have a valid drivers license and insurance?

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* 4. How did you find out about our volunteer program?

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* 5. Why are you interested in volunteering in nursing homes? 

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* 6. Education: 

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* 7. Related Experience:

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* 8. Other Volunteer Experience:

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* 9. Reference #1

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* 10. Reference #2

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* 11. Reference #3

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* 12. Emergency Contact #1

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* 13. Emerency Contact #2

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* 14. What are some questions or concernsthat you may have about the program? (Put N/A if you have no additional questions)

Once you submit the form, you will be contacted by our Volunteer Coordinator, Samantha Cummins, who will most likely follow up with you within 5 business days. She can be reached at 614-449-2478 or scummins@easterseals-cseohio.org. We appreicate your interest and we look forward to you joining our team!
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