SHIP (Medicare Assistance) Volunteer
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Senior Solutions - Council on Aging for Southeastern Vermont
38 Pleasant Street
Join our team and help people navigate the Medicare System.
The Vermont State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is part of a national network of programs that offer free, confidential counseling and assistance for people with Medicare. Congress established SHIPs in 1990 to help beneficiaries navigate an increasingly complex health care system. SHIP staff and volunteers educate, counsel, and assist Vermont's Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers.
Through their dedicated staff and volunteers, Vermont's SHIP programs provide invaluable service to residents, including:
- Counseling beneficiaries through annual prescription drug plan enrollment period
- Advising seniors who have limited income to help them save money on healthcare costs
- Educating the community about health insurance issues
Please note: Insurance agents, insurance brokers, and financial planners are not eligible to serve as SHIP volunteers.
The non-profit Senior Solutions (Council on Aging for Southeastern Vermont) is one of Vermont’s five Area Agencies on Aging, serving older adults in Southeastern Vermont for 45 years. Learn more about us at www.SeniorSolutionsVT.org.
Your Talent and Skills are Needed and Valued.
As a volunteer with Senior Solutions' SHIP program in Springfield, you’ll work with our staff to make a real difference in the lives of local people with Medicare.
A variety of volunteer roles are available.
Schedule client appointments
Deliver Medicare presentations
Advise clients one-on-one
Survey clients by telephone
Compile client information
Assist SHIP staff
Create promotional materials
Distribute flyers and posters
Photograph an event
Write an article
Five reasons to join the SHIP Crew at Senior Solutions:
- HELP people with Medicare needs
- Be part of a dynamic TEAM
- MEET new people
- Enjoy professional GROWTH opportunities
- MAKE A DIFFERENCE in our communities
- Training Provided
How To Apply
Email opportunities@SeniorSolutionsVT.org with contact information, background and areas of interest. Resume optional. Potential volunteers may also contact Pati Kimball, SHIP Coordinator, at 802-885-2655, for more information.