For the 2018-2019 Ohio AmeriCorps program year, ServeOhio welcomes a new statewide initiative into the mix of “strengthening Ohio communities through AmeriCorps and volunteer engagement.” The Ohio Department of Aging Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman will launch the AmeriCorps Ombudsman Specialist program. The program will connect members with long-term care consumers throughout Ohio, ensuring consumers have access to the ombudsman to help answer their questions and resolve complaints about the care they receive. Members will assist with volunteer management activities, working to engage the volunteer corps and recruiting new volunteers to engage with ombudsman outreach and activities. AmeriCorps members will receive ongoing professional development including certification as an Ombudsman Specialist. AmeriCorps members will be housed in one of 11 sites across the state and will be part of a statewide team that meets regularly in Columbus. They will serve full time from October 2018-September 2019 , completing at least 1700 hours of service . ServeOhio is ecstatic to positively impact seniors across Ohio! Are you interested in becoming a part of an exciting team in service to long-term care consumers? Member recruitment is happening now so email AmeriCorpsOmbudsman@age.ohio.gov to learn more or apply here !