CLAIM is always seeking new volunteers who want to help others in their community. Our certified counselors help people understand their Medicare healthcare benefits and assist them on a one-on-one basis. Volunteer counselors form the heart of the CLAIM program. As a community-based effort, the program is founded on the principle of neighbors helping neighbors.
Currently, over 300 counselors serve the needs of the nearly 1 million Missourians with Medicare. Our volunteers provide the local links that keep our program running. “Our goal is to give them information and to put a smile on their face,” CLAIM volunteer Don Fues said. “I had one person who gave us their list of meds. Without insurance — they were a cancer patient — their meds for the year would be $80,000. Doing what we could do with the level of income that they had their medications would cost them nothing. I felt good about that.”
To qualify for a volunteer position, individuals must complete an application, provide three references and sign a conflict of interest and confidentiality statement.