Join an award-winning volunteer team!
The SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program is a statewide volunteer program that offers seniors, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers free, unbiased counseling on Medicare, prescription drugs, and other health insurance matters. These important programs are currently in need of volunteers. Individuals who are passionate about helping prepare others for some of the most crucial decisions in life, like choosing the right Medicare plan, make successful volunteers for SHINE.
The rewards for volunteering with SHINE are abundant. Individuals complete a professional training by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and the local Area Agency on Aging; serve the community by educating others on an individual basis and through outreach events; gain knowledge about Medicare to benefit themselves and loved ones; and become a part of an award-winning team. In order to participate, you must complete the volunteer application and online orientation.
SHINE is a program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and is operated locally through the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco & Pinellas. Specially trained SHINE counselors help educate and empower Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to understand their health care options so they can make the best decisions for their individual needs. The SHINE mission is to provide free and unbiased information about Medicare and Medicaid for beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers. SHINE also educates beneficiaries to protect, detect, and report potential errors, fraud, and abuse with their Medicare coverage. To learn more call, 727-217-8111 or visit http://www.floridashine.org, click the Join Our Team link at the top of the page, and complete an online application.