Bilingual volunteers needed (Spanish/English) to help seniors

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Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida

  • 12 people are interested
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Do you have a desire to help others?
Do you enjoy working with seniors?
Are you bilingual?

We need volunteers to assist Spanish-speaking seniors navigate the Medicare system!

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is part of a national volunteer program that provides free insurance counseling to Medicare recipients. SHINE counselors help seniors understand their health insurance coverage-- and can often help them save hundreds or even thousands of dollars on prescriptions, co-pays, and other health care expenses.

No experience is necessary-- We provide free training! We also reimburse mileage expenses for our volunteers!

Being a SHINE counselor is an incredibly rewarding experience. SHINE counselors have helped Florida seniors save millions of dollars, and have provided hundreds of thousands of seniors with peace of mind.

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About Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida

Location:

15201 North Cleveland Avenue, Suite 1100, North Fort Myers, FL 33903, US

Mission Statement

Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida connects older adults and adults with disabilities to resources and assistance for living safely with independence and dignity.

Description

AAASWFL is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving older adults (age 60-up) and adults with disabilities in Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee and Sarasota counties. AAASWFL is also the state’s designated Aging and Disability Resource Center for our seven-county area. In 2018, we are celebrating our 40th year in Southwest Florida.

Our three primary functions are:

  1. The Elder Helpline: AAASWFL operates the Elder Helpline (866-41-ELDER), a toll-free service that helps seniors, adults with disabilities, and caregivers find support in our community. We are also the state’s point of entry for long-term care programs and screen applicants for the state’s priority list for government-funded services.
  2. OutreachPrograms: AAASWFL provides direct programs for Southwest Florida seniors and people with disabilities. These include health & wellness workshops for older adults and caregivers, SHINE Medicare benefits counseling, and elder abuse prevention and education programs.
  3. Quality Assurance and Planning: AAASWFL manages and oversees government-funded elder and disability programs to ensure that taxpayer dollars are being spent effectively. We also develop an annual area plan that reflects the needs and issues of elders in our region.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Lee County, FloridaFort Myers, FL 33907

(26.55882,-81.8716)
 

SKILLS

  • Cost Analysis
  • Problem Solving
  • Spanish
  • General Education
  • Customer Service

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of four hours per week.

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