Our dedicated volunteer force provides invaluable support to the Medicare Rights Center every day.
We rely on hundreds of volunteers for their time and the special skills they bring us—they provide hours of telephone counseling, speak at public events, provide administrative support and more.
Our helpline volunteers are based in our New York City offices, where they assist people with Medicare through one-on-one telephone counseling.
Volunteers answer callers' questions and provide guidance on a wide range of Medicare issues—from how to select a supplemental plan to how to appeal when a medication has been denied. They also help ensure that their clients' rights are upheld, and make referrals when appropriate.
Seniors Out Speaking on Medicare (SOS Medicare) Volunteers
Volunteers in the Seniors Out Speaking on Medicare (SOS Medicare) program visit senior centers, religious institutions, public housing projects, clubs and other sites throughout New York City and Westchester County, New York. At each visit, they present a "Medicare Minute," a short lecture about an important health care topic, and provide Medicare counseling.
Our enrollment volunteers assist people with Medicare who live on limited incomes access benefits that help pay for the costs of Medicare.
Medicare health and prescription drug coverage are not free. Most people with Medicare pay monthly premiums, yearly deductibles, and copays or coinsurances for medical services and prescription drugs. For people with limited incomes, these costs can keep them from getting the health care they need.
There are various programs available to people with limited incomes that help pay for Medicare. Enrollment volunteers support the efforts of staff to help people apply for these programs.
Administrative volunteers perform tasks such as filing, copying, entering data and generally ensuring that Medicare Rights is able to carry out its mission in New York and across the nation.
Our administrative volunteers work with various departments across the organization.
Other Ways to Help
Our volunteers take on and accomplish so much. In addition to the opportunities outlined above, we also seek professionals who can provide pro bono assistance in their fields of expertise, such as law, medicine and information technology.
There's always so much to be done. If you have special skills to share, or a new idea about how you might pitch in, please let us know!
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