Volunteer SHIBA Counselor
Title:Volunteer SHIBA Counselor
Location of Job:Coos County
Department:Area Agency on Aging
Salary Range:N/A
Job Category:Volunteer
Are you interested in giving back to your community? Now is the time to join one of the top non-profits of its size in Oregon. South Coast Business Employment Corporation is looking for a volunteer to help our growing population of seniors with medical insurance under our SHIBA program. Below is the position description. We hope you will join us in serving the community. 

Here’s what a SHIBA volunteer can do:

Counseling: You can help someone learn about Medicare, and assist them toward making an informed decision about their health care and prescription drug coverage.
Appeals: Assist with billing or claims issues or help someone understand how to request a re-determination of services not provided. Your work could save someone thousands of dollars.
Fraud Prevention: You can help people protect themselves, detect fraud, and report problems, saving Medicare and the tax payer millions of dollars.
Presentations: If you like sharing information with groups, provided with training and materials, you can provide current and accurate information to the community.
Community Outreach: With a little more information, SHIBA volunteers help people learn about help they are eligible for, and how to apply for it. You can help get the word out, and assist with applications.

If this describes you, please consider volunteering your time and expertise. The SHIBA program is looking for open-minded, compassionate, patient volunteers with good computer and communications skills. Skills in counseling, publicity, public speaking, and advocacy are also valuable. The program provides training, mentorship, and opportunities to use your skills.

Here’s what SHIBA will provide:

Training in all aspects of your volunteer job. Thorough training in Medicare and related benefits.
Mentoring as you learn your new duties and gain experience.
Placement in a project that suits your interests and skills.
Regular meetings to share experiences with your fellow volunteers, and update your information.
Support when you have questions or situations that require additional research, feedback, or advocacy.

% Effort or Weekly Hours: 10 per week 
Salary: N/A
Reports to: Senior Services Manager

About Us:
South Coast Business Employment Corporation (SCBEC) was incorporated in 1982 under IRS code 501(c)(3) private nonprofit and currently serves Coos, Curry, Douglas, Marion & Yamhill counties in Oregon.   Our Vision: Thriving people living in vibrant communities.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer
  • This position/project is funded by SHIBA

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