Kindness can transform someone’s dark moment with a blaze of light. You’ll never know how much your caring matters. Make a difference for another today.

–Amy Leigh Mercree


SHIP volunteers make it possible to give personal service to thousands of Montgomery County residents each year. See how you can help your neighbors!

  1. If you want the challenge of learning about Medicare and how it applies to individual situations
  2. If you value the mental engagement necessary for ongoing Medicare training and education
  3. If you want to have a positive, immediate impact on County seniors’ lives

Then Join Our SHIP!

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Help staff outreach presentations
  • Offer information at health expos
  • Engage with people in communities with diverse language skills.
  • Transport and disseminate information materials to partnering organizations
Administrative Support
  • Help prepare and mail outreach materials
  • Make outreach calls to community organizations
  • Assist in completing client reports (data entry)
  • Update materials with current Medicare information
  • Counsel Medicare-eligible County residents, caregivers, and family members
  • Answer questions about Medicare
  • Help resolve billing Issues and Appeals
  • Provide information about savings programs to help with Medicare costs

Volunteer Training

Training is available to all SHIP volunteers through bi-weekly case study calls and monthly presentations from Medicare related experts.

Before a volunteer can begin to become a counselor, they must be certified. As a result, prospective counselors receive extensive training and must:

  • Complete an online, self-paced training course.
  • Pass a Medicare certification test.

How to Become a SHIP Volunteer

The work is challenging, interesting, and very rewarding. Your commitment to SHIP is matched by our staff’s commitment to you.

Contact SHIP for more information about volunteering opportunities.

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