Help people with Medicare questions... Become a Certified SHIP Counselor.

Cause Areas


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


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SHIP has sites throughout the state of Indiana. Our certified counselors help beneficiaries navigate through their many choices.


SHIP is a satisfying volunteer opportunity for hundreds of people across Indiana.

SHIP provides services through many channels: seminars, local community training, one-on-one counseling, public speaking, publications, videos and more. Volunteers are the key to the program’s success.

SHIP volunteers are called on to assist with questions on Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicaid, employer benefit plans, managed care plans, long-term care, help pay for prescriptions and more.

Counseling can include an analysis of insurance needs, side-by-side policy comparisons, help with filing claims, and appeals or filling out applications for assistance.


  • Public Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Networking
  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Can vary from 10-40 hours/week based on preference
  • Willing to complete 24-40 initial training.

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