Become a Counselor

Help friends, family and neighbors with Medicare questions.

SHIP and SMP are continuously seeking individuals who want to help their communities with understanding the complex subject of Medicare. Volunteers are crucial to all programs, specifically SHIP and SMP because of the one-on-one interaction and educational efforts the program strives to provide. Anyone who passes a background check and does not work for an insurance company or sell insurance can apply.

Receive Certified Training

You'll be prepared to help others.

SHIP and SMP provides training that certifies our counselors with the education and confidence they need in order to help local beneficiaries with their questions. There are many different levels of volunteering, from handing out flyers to one-one-one counseling. If you are interested in becoming a SHIP/SMP Volunteer, please contact your local SHIP office to speak with a Volunteer Coordinator.