Health and Human Services Agency

Deborah Johnston

(530) 621-6271

The El Dorado County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is currently looking for a community volunteer to assist with general office duties. The volunteer office assistant will help with tasks such as data entry, filing, organizing paperwork, and answering phones. Program staff is seeking a volunteer who can help 5 to 10 hours per week during normal business hours in the Placerville office.

"The purpose of the Ombudsman Program is to promote the interests, well-being, and rights of the residents of long-term care facilities.  At the heart of the program is its core of citizen volunteers. Without their commitment and tireless efforts, we would be unable to meet the ever-increasing demand for our services,” said Deborah Johnston, Program Supervisor of the El Dorado County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. “Our volunteers come from many walks of life, but they do share one thing in common—their commitment to improving residents’ lives. We are looking for a volunteer who possesses genuine care and concern for older adults in our community.”

Individuals interested in volunteering for the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program are asked to please contact Johnston at (530) 621-6271. Volunteers will be required to pass a background check. Volunteers who are over the age of 55, low-income and meet eligibility criteria may possibly qualify for paid compensation as a volunteer through the AARP Foundation’s Senior Community Service Employment Program.

The Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program is a service of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Community Services Division. Additional information can be found at


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