Help Seniors with Medicare Counseling in Jamaica Plain!


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


555 Amory StreetJamaica Plain, MA 02130


Ethos is looking for volunteers to become Medicare Counselors in our SHINE Program (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone)! A SHINE counselor is someone who directly impacts the lives of others by providing important health insurance information through direct one to one counseling either over the phone or in person at a community site. Information provided will help beneficiaries save money, improve benefits, and reduce the confusion surrounding Medicare and/or Medicaid. The average client who meets with an Ethos volunteer SHINE counselor saves over $1600 on out of pocket medical expenses each year!

Ethos will host a training at our office (555 Amory Street in Jamaica Plain) for new volunteer counselors! The training is nine days long - Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., May 11 th - June 8 th. This training prepares volunteers to offer Medicare counseling and education to Boston residents.

After completing the training, we ask for a minimum one-year volunteer commitment of at least a few hours per week, attendance at monthly meetings and timely submission of documentation. Our volunteers provide counseling at Ethos and other locations all throughout the City of Boston.

Volunteers have expressed that SHINE offers a wonderful way to connect and make a big difference in the lives of others; and offers great learning and growing opportunities for those who dedicate time to the program.


  • Elder care
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Healthcare

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-5 hours per week

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