Can You Help Seniors on the North Shore?


(47.01975,-91.66918)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

505 1st AveTwo Harbors, MN 55616

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

May we count on you please? Become a Senior LinkAge Line counselor and volunteer to help people in the North Shore area of Minnesota with their Medicare questions.

Counselors help Medicare consumers, their families and caregivers better understand Medicare options by providing information and referrals regarding resources. Counselors may 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. We are able to hold Office Hours in the Community Partners facility as needed--it is a wonderful place to meet with clients.

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

  • Problem Solving
  • Organization
  • 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 hours a month.
  • We ask that volunteers be able to spend an hour a month in ongoing training.
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