Can you help Seniors in the Grand Marais area?


(47.74804,-90.33315)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

10 BroadwayGrand Marais, MN 55604

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

We are looking for one more person to become a Senior LinkAge Line volunteer counselor in the Grand Marais area. Can you help?

Counselors assist 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 to 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 now please contact me. 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
  • Can you give 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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