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Meet Annie. Annie's recently retired. She loves her free time and spending time with her grandkids, but she's looking for a volunteer opportunity that will enable her to give back to her community and keep her engaged and productive - something with flexibility.

This is Jose. Jose had a long and successful career as an attorney. Since settling into retirement, he finds himself longing for a challenge. He wants to use his skills to benefit his community.

Here's Mai. She’s fluent in Chinese, Spanish, and English. She knows from taking care of her parents that people who don't speak English can become lost in our fast-paced world, especially when it comes to the health care system. She wants to use her language skills to help others.

Annie, Jose, and Mai are not alone. Many people reach retirement and look for meaningful ways they can continue to use their knowledge and experience to give back to their community. That's where SHIP comes in. SHIP is the State Health Insurance Assistance Program. SHIP is always looking for volunteers who can help people navigate the often confusing Medicare maze.

With more than ten thousand people reaching retirement age every day, the need for SHIP volunteers is greater than ever. All you need is a willingness to learn, integrity, and a desire to help others. SHIP provides the training. SHIP volunteers find the work to be mentally stimulating and very rewarding. They also love the flexible schedule.

Whether it's one-on-one Medicare counseling, speaking to groups, or providing office support, SHIP can find a role that's just right for you. Make a difference in someone's life today. Become a ship volunteer. State Health Insurance Assistance Program. Local, unbiased, and trusted Medicare help.