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Spanish Speaking Medicare (SHIP) Counselor

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ORGANIZATION: Jewish Family Service of MetroWest

  • 9 people are interested

Medicare can be complex and hard to navigate. The Essex County State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) provides free help to Medicare beneficiaries who have problems with, or questions about, their health insurance. Volunteer SHIP Counselors are trained to assist people with Medicare questions including providing information on Medigap plans, Part D coverage, claims, and benefits. Volunteers also answer questions regarding Medicaid and low-income assistance programs. Our main office is in Florham Park, however, volunteers counsel at community sites such a libraries and community centers throughout the county. In person events are also held throughout the county during Medicare Open Enrollment (Oct 15 - Dec 7). During the pandemic, we are providing services virtually via phone and zoom.

Volunteer counselors do not provide legal advice, sell, recommend, endorse any specific insurance product, agent, insurance company or plan. Volunteers cannot hold an active license to sell insurance.

We are especially in need of volunteers who are fluent in Spanish. A 40 hour virtual training is required and a minimum of 4 hours per week for 1 year of commitment as a volunteer is asked. The next training will be held virtually, with the dates TBD.

Volunteers must be age 55 or older and willing to submit to a background check.

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About Jewish Family Service of MetroWest


256 Columbia Turnpike, Suite 105, Florham Park, NJ 07932, US

Mission Statement

The purpose of the JFS of MetroWest is to provide comprehensive social and therapeutic services to the MetroWest Jewish and general community. Our services preserve and enhance family values and functioning, promote healthy personality development, and respond to the stress and distress impacting on people throughout the life-cycle. We are a non-discriminating and fully accredited professional social service agency.


Jewish Family Service provides a full range of services to strengthen and restore families. Services include individual, family, and children's services; elder care services; family life education; adoption services; volunteer services; chronic illness and developmental disabilities programs; domestic violence response; school-based services, Jewish Resource Line; and resettlement and citizenship.


Education & Literacy
Health & Medicine
Education & Literacy, Health & Medicine, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


Locations throughout Essex County and VirtualNewark, NJ 07101



  • Financial Literacy
  • Healthcare


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per week
  • Volunteers must be age 55 or older

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