Stay active and learn new skills while making meaningful connections with other SHIPMates who care about access to healthcare in Hawaii. Work together to educate and empower individuals to make cost-saving choices that best fit their healthcare needs now and to prepare for their future. Give the invaluable gift of peace of mind.
Why Volunteer with Medicare…
Learn about Medicare and other relevant topics affecting beneficiaries in Hawaii and nationwide. Get the latest updates on local and national healthcare trends that may affect you, your loved ones, neighbors, and friends. Become a Medicare expert!
Why Volunteer for Hawaii SHIP…
Receive joy and satisfaction from helping Medicare beneficiaries find meaningful solutions that can save time and money on premiums, copays, deductibles, and penalties. Learn about local support services and resources. You design your schedule to suit your lifestyle. Choose from a variety of roles to suit your talents and personal preferences.
My role is…
I educate community and employer groups about Medicare and other health plan options. I provide answers to basic Medicare questions about enrollment, eligibility, and costs. I belong to a team of presenters who develop presentation tools and materials to explain Medicare terms.
I provide one-on-one assistance to Hawaii’s beneficiaries, their families, caregivers, and soon-to-be-retirees with their questions on Medicare. I make recommendations based on their personal situations and needs. I comply with HIPAA requirements in handling personal information. I belong to a team of counselors who stay current on Medicare changes.
I transport and distribute educational materials at fairs and events from a Hawaii SHIP booth. I provide answers to basic Medicare questions about enrollment, eligibility, and costs. I belong to a team of exhibitors who greet visitors with kindness and interest in their Medicare inquiries.
I support Hawaii SHIP staff with clerical duties, including data entry, making informational packets, and other tasks as needed. I belong to a team of helpers who use their technical and organizational skills to assist with programmatic requirements.
I transport educational brochures and newsletters about Hawaii SHIP and Medicare to sites where Medicare-eligible individuals gather, such as libraries, doctor’s offices, non-profit agencies, and senior homes and activity centers. I belong to a team of distributors who ensure that sites are supplied with materials.