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Help Older Adults Register for Health Insurance - Become a SHINE Counselor!

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ORGANIZATION: Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services

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Interested in learning more about our health care system? Can't commit to a set volunteer schedule? Sign on to be a SHINE Counselor assisting adults age 60+ with Mass Health and Medicare applications. Meet with people on site at our office during business hours.The process of applying for health insurance coverage can be confusing and daunting, but you can help make the process easier!

Time: We're looking for volunteers who plan to stay with the program for at least a year.

COVID-19: Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services requires staff and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to have received at least one booster.

Training: Training takes place within weekday hours of 9 am to 5 pm. There will be a three-week, 35-hour SHINE Counselor training offered this spring!

How to apply: Respond to this post to inquire with the Volunteer Coordinator at Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services, or contact Minuteman Senior Services directly. Minuteman oversees our SHINE program volunteers and application process and offers the training.

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About Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services


61 Medford Street, Somerville, MA 02143, US

Mission Statement

Established in 1972, SCES is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to improving the quality of life and maintaining the dignity and independence of older people in Somerville and Cambridge.


State Funded Home Care Agency whose programs and services are targeted to low-income residents of Somerville and Cambirdge, age 60 and over, who need assistance managing their daily activities.


Health & Medicine
People with Disabilities
Health & Medicine, People with Disabilities, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Somerville, MA 02143



  • Healthcare
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Customer Service
  • Social Work




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • SHINE volunteers are busiest during Medicare open enrollment season, which is October 15th to December 7th.
  • SHINE volunteers undergo a National Background Check.

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