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Become a Senior LinkAge Line volunteer Medicare counselor and help people in your Minnesota community.
Counselors help Medicare consumers in Minnesota, their families and caregivers better understand Medicare options by providing information and referrals regarding resources. Counselors will also help Medicare consumers in Minnesota enroll in programs that could assist with health insurance costs and reduce prescription drug costs. You also have opportunities to help lead Medicare related online classes and outreach.
Currently, due to COVID-19, all outreach will be done over the phone or on a remote platform.
If you are interested in volunteering please contact us. Upon a successful background check, and the completion of the three-day training class, volunteers will receive certification through the Minnesota Board on Aging as a Health Insurance Counselor with the State Health Insurance and Assistance Program (SHIP).
We have three online volunteer training classes scheduled yet in 2021; these will be held April 13 - 15, June 22 - 24, August 1 - September 2, 2021. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator if you interested in becoming a volunteer and if you can attend one of our classes. These remote classes go from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.
Volunteers will receive staff support, guidance, and on-going training as you provide assistance and outreach to seniors in your community.
If you are interested in volunteering to become a Medicare counselor in Minnesota and have questions please contact Lee, our Volunteer Coordinator at the Senior LinkAge Line, at 1-800-333-2433, Ext. 81019.
The mission of the Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging (AAAA) is to be a catalyst in building communities where seniors live with dignity, mutual respect and shared responsibilities across generations and cultures. Our three primary functions are to: link people to information, services and support through the Senior LinkAge Line; promote health for older adults and family caregivers; and assist local communities and organizations to develop and sustain services. The Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging is a division of the Arrowhead Regional Development Commission (ARDC). ARDC is a regional planning and development agency serving the counties of Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis in Northeast Minnesota.
Our organization provides free, one-on-one assistance to people with Medicare and their families via telephone and face-to-face sessions, public education presentations, and other programs. We work directly with people on their Medicare questions. We can help them better understand their Medicare plans, their prescription drug plan options, and help them find services for Medicare Consumers in their community.
Health & Medicine
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
March 12, 2021
Teaching / Instruction
Verbal / Written Communication
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
Four hours a month.
We ask that volunteers be willing to spend one hour a month doing ongoing training. The candidate should have good Internet access and have basic computer equipment and understanding.