Volunteers are needed to help people with Medicare.


Cause Areas

When

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

Where

Northeastern MinnesotaCounties include: Koochiching, St. Louis, Itasca,Aitkin, Carlton, Lake, and Cook.Duluth, MN 55802

Arrowhead Regional Development Commission

About

Become a Senior LinkAge Line Medicare counselor and volunteer to help people in your community.

Help Medicare consumers, their family and caregivers, understand Medicare options; connect them to programs that help with Medicare costs, provide education on health and long term care insurance, provide one-on-one assistance reviewing Medicare options, statements, claims and forms, and help educate people on public and other programs. Provide information and referrals to local resources and help to access prescription assistance programs for Minnesotans of all ages.

To become a Senior LinkAge Line volunteer Medicare counselor you will to complete our training; the next three-day class will be held in early 2017 but don't wait untill then--contact me now.

The support area is the seven county Arrowhead Region of Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis; however volunteers will work in and around their own community.

Upon a successful background check and the completion of the three-day training class volunteers will receive certification through the Minnesota Board on Aging as a Health Insurance Counselor with the State Health Insurance and Assistance Program (SHIP). Volunteers receive staff support, guidance, and on-going training as you provide assistance, outreach, and one-on-one counseling with Medicare consumers.

If you are interested in becoming a Medicare counselor and have questions please contact me. We are taking applications now for the September class. Please contact Lee Swenson, Volunteer Coordinator with the Senior LinkAge Line at 218-529-7539.

Skills

  • Public Speaking
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Elder care
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Ability to do four hours a month
  • We ask that our volunteers be willing to do ongoing training for an hour a month.
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