SHIP (Medicare Assistance) Volunteer



Start Date



38 Pleasant Street
United States


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


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.


Client Contact


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


Special Projects


Photograph an event

Write an article

and more


Five reasons to join the SHIP Crew at Senior Solutions:


  1. HELP people with Medicare needs
  2. Be part of a dynamic TEAM
  3. MEET new people
  4. Enjoy professional GROWTH opportunities
  5. MAKE A DIFFERENCE in our communities


  • Training Provided

How To Apply

Email 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.