Can You Help Seniors on Medicare in Virginia?


(47.51761,-92.53412)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

702 South 3rd AveVirginia, MN 55792

Please call the Senior LinkAge Line ® at 1-800-333-2433 and let us see how we can help you. It is a one stop shop for seniors!

About

Will you become a Senior LinkAge Line counselor and volunteer to help people in the Virginia area with their Medicare questions? May we count on you please?

Counselors help Medicare consumers, their families and caregivers better understand Medicare options by providing information and referrals regarding resources. Counselors will also help Medicare consumers enroll in programs that could assist with health insurance costs and reduce prescription drug costs.

If you are interested in volunteering t o be a counselor you will need to complete our training; the next three-day class will be held in early 2017 but don't wait untill then--contact me now. We are taking applications now as the class fills up quickly. 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).

Volunteers receive staff support, guidance, and on-going training as you provide assistance, outreach, and one-on-one counseling with Medicare consumers in your community.

If you are interested in becoming a Medicare counselor and have questions please contact me. We are taking applications now for the September class. Please contact Lee Swenson, Volunteer Coordinator with the Senior LinkAge Line at 218-529-7539.

Skills

  • Public Speaking
  • Problem Solving
  • People Skills
  • Networking
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Up to four or five hours a month.
  • We ask that volunteers spend an hour a month in ongoing training.
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