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GA Mountains RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program)

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GeorgiaCares Medicare

Help Medicare beneficiaries understand and get the most from their Medicare health benefits with the GeorgiaCares program. As the aging and disabled populations continue to grow, GeorgiaCares volunteers are needed now more than ever. Multiple volunteer opportunities are available to fit your skills and interests. Prepare and distribute materials, educate the community at presentations or community events, provide administrative assistance, or do individual counseling. Counselors provide assistance for health insurance related issues including Medicare, Medicaid, prescription drug assistance programs, financial assistance programs, and long-term care insurance. Whether you are helping someone navigate the Medicare maze, save money, or protect themselves against health care fraud, you will make a difference in the lives of people in your community. Training is provided for required certification.

GeorgiaCares is a state volunteer-based program that provides free, unbiased, and factual information and assistance regarding Medicare and other related health insurance. GeorgiaCares in the Medicare State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) for Georgia.

All volunteers are required to pass a criminal background check and cannot have a license to sell insurance. GeorgiaCares is looking for those who are able to commit their time and talents for 4 hours each month for at least 6 months. After complete training, volunteer counselors may serve virtually from home. During COVID all interactions with beneficiaries are by phone or virtual means.

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About GA Mountains RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program)

Location:

Legacy Link Area Agency on Aging, 4080 Mundy Mill Rd, Oakwood, GA 30566, US

Mission Statement

The RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering.

Description

RSVP is a national volunteer program for individual ages 55 and older. It is a division of AmeriCorps Seniors and is administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a federal agency that promotes volunteering across the US. The Georgia Mountains RSVP project is sponsored by Legacy Link, Area Agency on Aging, which provides services for older adults in 13 counties in the North Georgia Mountains. A variety of RSVP volunteer assignments are available in the counties of Banks, Dawson, Forsyth, Franklin, Habersham, Hall, Hart, Lumpkin, Towns, Union, and White. Share your experience, skills, talents, and wisdom with agencies and programs in your local area to benefit members of your community. You receive assistance with matching your skills to a volunteer position and locating sites at which to volunteer; recognition and appreciation for volunteering; and free supplemental accident and liability insurance while working as an RSVP Volunteer.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4080 Mundy Mill Rd Oakwood, GA 30566also counties Banks, Habersham, Forsyth, Franklin,Lumpkin, Towns, Union, WhiteOakwood, GA 30566

SKILLS

  • Public Speaking
  • Administrative Support
  • Healthcare
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Data Entry
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 4 hours per month for at least 6 months. Hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 5pm.
  • Be willing to learn about the Medicare program and its┬ábenefits though a self study program leading to certification. No insurance agents.

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