VOYCE offers many ways to join our cause as a volunteer. Consider the many opportunities described as follows. For questions, please call 314-918-8222 or email email@example.com to explore options. If interested, complete and submit our Volunteer Application
Volunteer as an Ombudsman
Being an ombudsman is not for everyone. But if you desire to make a difference in the lives of others, being an ombudsman provides you the opportunity to empower residents to voice their concerns and resolve their complaints to achieve the highest quality of care and treatment. Our experience tells us that people from varied walks of life have skills that enable them to be successful in the role of an ombudsman. Read Stories of How Ombudsmen Help Residents
VOYCE will teach you how to advocate for residents in long-term care settings and will provide you the opportunity to shadow an existing ombudsman to determine if this is the right fit for you. During training, ombudsmen learn how to identify issues, isolate particular causes of concern and skillfully resolve any challenges with compassion and respect.
Volunteers must be 21 years or older, have good listening and communication skills, be willing to complete 12 hours of training and have availability to spend four hours each week meeting with residents in long-term care settings.
Learn more by reading our Volunteer Flyer. For questions, please call 314-918-8222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to explore becoming an ombudsman. If you would like to volunteer, please complete and submit our Volunteer Application.
Stories of Our Ombudsmen
Anthony, June and Steve have diverse backgrounds and talents but shared a common desire to help others. Listen to their stories of why they choose to advocate on behalf of residents. Be prepared to be inspired!
Volunteer in Other Ways
Join our cause by serving as a volunteer and offering your expertise. Opportunities are available in fund development, event management, outreach, marketing, public relations, volunteer development, social media, advocacy and office support. Call 314-918-8222 or email email@example.com to discuss ways you can become involved.
VOYCE partners with colleges and universities in the Greater St. Louis area to offer practicum opportunities in the areas of program evaluation, social work, public health, community health, geriatrics/gerontology, health policy, health behavior, psychiatry/psychology and social determinants of health. Learn More.
Help us recruit volunteer ombudsmen by placing our Public Service Announcement in media outlets, newsletters, bulletin boards and other awareness venues.
Ensure that more individuals in long-term care have a "VOYCE" by providing your financial support.
Hear from our Ombudsman, Willie Mae Welch on "Best Thing About Being an Ombudsman" and "What Drives Her to Visit her Residents" by viewing these two videos.
Willie Mae Welch, Ombudsman
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