The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Will you use your skills and talents to make a difference in your community?
IMPORTANT: If you apply for this volunteer position and haven't heard from me within a week, check your junk mail to see if my email got sent to the spam folder by mistake. I usually respond to inquiries within a few days. - Bob Boyd, Guilford County SHIIP Coordinator
Volunteers needed to become counselors providing free, objective and unbiased Medicare counseling with SHIIP (Seniors Health Insurance Information Program) in High Point, Greensboro, and the surrounding areas. You don't need a Medicare background. An online course and ongoing training and support provided.
You help people immensely with Medicare choices. Often you save them money. For example, one of my counselors saved a senior $14,000 a year on her medication costs by showing her a preferred pharmacy that charged less for her expensive meds than the non-preferred pharmacy she was using.
We also sign income-qualified people up for Extra Help, a program that saves them money on their medications. This is a rewarding and mentally stimulating opportunity. You get to make a difference in the lives of many people, seniors and disabled, who have or are going on Medicare.