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State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Volunteers

Ship Volunteers are an important component of the SHIP. They are a great resource for local SHIP agencies, particularly during the Annual Election Period, when the demands on the SHIP exceed available resources.

Several local SHIP agencies have established volunteer programs to assist SHIP counselors in any number of ways. Depending on the volunteer's background and experience, they can assist with simple clerical tasks or with more complex duties relating to SHIP activities -- provided they receive adequate training and supervision.

If you are considering establishing a volunteer component in your local SHIP, here are some tools that will be helpful to you.

SHIP Volunteer Program Guide (PDF, 2.5 MB)

SHIP Volunteer Training Manual (PDF, 3.23 MB)


Last Revised: October 12, 2012