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Ways to Volunteer with SHIIP–SMP

Be A SHIIP--SMP Volunteer

SHIIP–SMP offers volunteer opportunities to help your community. Learn more about each position and how to apply on this page.

Volunteer as a Counselor

SHIIP-SMP counselors provide one-on-one assistance to people on Medicare, caregivers or representatives. They can help with questions and problems related to Medicare & related health insurances. Counselors also create awareness of SHIIP-SMP services in the community. This includes leading discussions with partners or making group presentations. Click the link below to view the full position description.

Volunteer Counselor Requirements

SHIIP-SMP counselors are provided with all the information and tools they need for counseling and education sessions. All volunteers are required to:

  • Complete new volunteer training
  • Attend educational update seminars
  • Assist a minimum number of clients throughout the year
  • Complete online reviews

SHIIP-SMP also provides volunteers with a dedicated 1-800 support line, print resources, and updated information. Click the link below to view the full list of requirements.

Gary Schwartz wanted to make a difference after retirement. Hear his volunteer story in the video below.

"I had a goal to do something challenging, that would make a difference, and something that had some variety."

Volunteer as an Office Assistant

SHIIP-SMP has volunteer opportunities for office assistants in many locations across the State. Office assistants help a variety of clerical tasks. This includes entering prescription drug information for SHIIP-SMP clients, scheduling appointments and more. For additional information, click the link below to view the position description.

How To Apply

Click the link below to complete an online application. (Training for 2023 is already underway, apply for 2024 today!)