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Volunteer Advocates Sought for Long-Term Care Program

The Northern Virginia Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program seeks volunteers to help residents of nursing and assisted living facilities in Northern Virginia advocate for their rights, resolve conflicts and improve their quality of life.

The program asks volunteers to commit four hours a week for one year. Volunteers set their own schedules and receive training and support. Visits usually occur between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays. Those interested can apply now for the spring 2012 training.

For more information, call 703-324-5861 or 703-324-5422 or email