Based on most recent U.S. Office of Inspector General Report:
6,900 SMP volunteers nationwide contributed 550,000 working hours, at a net worth of nearly $15. million
SMP Volunteers facilitated over 28,000+ educational events promoting the SMP Mission, reaching over 1.5 million people
SMP Volunteers helped recover and save $2.4 million in Medicare and Medicaid dollars
SMP Hawaii Volunteer Benefits
Growing and new friendships
Building self confidence in oneself
Building a greater trust in our communities
Avoiding isolation and possible depression
Learning about scams and possible fraud, and how you can protect yourself as well as others
Learning more about Medicare and know the latest updated benefits
Learning new valuable skills, both professional and creative
Learning from a diverse community of people whose experiences are different than that of your own
Shared happiness as well as the kindness of others
Sense of purpose, knowing you are helping build a safer community for yourself as well as others
Knowledge that others are looking out for you as you watch out for others
Group activities that keep you physically and emotionally healthy
SMP Hawaii Volunteers Choose Their Own Roles
We match your skills and interests to the needs of our program so our volunteers serve in various meaningful and creative ways:
Volunteers in this role deliver and distribute important information throughout the community providing ongoing personal face to face touch to the public.
Volunteers in this role are vital in assisting the daily operations of the program and to support the volunteer team.
Volunteers in this role provide and distribute general information at events and exhibits throughout the community. At these events, volunteers will provide tips to attendees on preventing, detecting, and reporting frauds and scams, promote SMP Hawaii services, and recruit volunteers to join.
Volunteers in this role provide important information to the public through educational presentations to various groups. At these gatherings, volunteers will share tips on prevention, detection, and reporting of frauds and scams, promote SMP Hawaii services and recruit volunteers to join.
Volunteers in this role assist beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to resolve Medicare and other health related errors, fraud or scams.
As the SMP Hawaii program continues to grow, additional roles will be created to meet specific volunteer and community needs.
This project was supported, in part by grant number 90MPPG0104, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.