Be a Voice for Vulnerable Older Adults in Hawaii

Be a Voice for Vulnerable Older Adults in Hawaii

"I met a resident who was 103 years old. She was a professional dancer who taught Shirley Temple and Elvis Presley. She was still a lovely and graceful lady who was very inspiring."
Ronelle, Certified Ombudsman

Impact of Volunteering

The Ombudsman Program by the Numbers

The statistics in this graphic are based on FY 2020 NORS Data. For more information about the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program and volunteer opportunities, visit or email

Certified Ombudsmen

The primary role of our volunteers is to serve as a certified ombudsmen and work to resolve complaints made by, or on behalf of, residents in long-term care settings.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Learn about long-term care options and costs
  • Stay active, healthy, and well
  • Make new friends with shared interests
  • Learn about other volunteer programs helping older adults
  • Improve your computer skills
  • Learn to advocate for the rights of others
  • Champion a worthy cause

Other Roles for Volunteers

  • Information Distributor: Share program information and materials with family, friends, and Hawaii's kupuna
  • Admin Support: Enter and analyze data collected from program activities and help prepare training and presentation materials
  • Exhibitor: Share program information and answer simple questions at health fairs and other community activities and events
  • Presenter: Give community presentations on program topics to small and large groups statewide
  • Trainer: Co-train new volunteers on the LTCOP Foundations Curriculum
  • Om-Mentor: Provide peer support for newly certified ombudsmen

Learn More About Becoming a Volunteer

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