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Volunteering with the Illinois Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program

Volunteers with the Illinois Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program are working to ensure fewer people in Illinois become victims of health care fraud. With training and support from the Illinois SMP Program and its partners, SMP volunteers provide outreach and education in their communities.

By giving presentations to groups, hosting exhibits at community events, and providing one-on-one counseling, volunteers help spread the message of Protect, Detect, and Report to every part of the state of Illinois.

Call the Illinois SMP Volunteer Specialist at AgeOptions at (800)699-9043 for more information about how you can get involved in your community as an SMP volunteer.

 

Jump to a section on this page by clicking a link below:

 

Potential SMP Volunteers

 

Current SMP Volunteers

 

Illinois SMP Volunteer Voice Newsletter


Potential SMP Volunteers

SMP Volunteer Application:

Illinois SMP Volunteer Application (Word)

Volunteer Roles (Learn more about what our volunteers do):

Administration Role Description (PDF)

Information Distribution Role Description (PDF)

Exhibit/Community Outreach Role Description (PDF)

Group Presentation Role Description (PDF)

Counselor Role Description (PDF)

Outreach and Schedule Coordinator Volunteer Role (PDF) - Only available at AgeOptions in Oak Park, IL

Information on the process of becoming an Illinois SMP volunteer:

What is an SMP Volunteer? (PowerPoint)

 

Illinois SMP Volunteer Screening Process (PDF)

For more information about volunteering with the Illinois SMP Program, contact:

Bailey Huffman
SMP Volunteer Specialist
(800)699-9043
Bailey.Huffman@ageoptions.org

 

Requesting Presentations

To request a presentation about health care fraud for your agency, senior building, senior center, religious organization, or social club or group, please contact the Illinois SMP Program at AgeOptions at (800)699-9043.


Current SMP Volunteers

Safety Checklist for Venue Sites
Illinois SMP volunteers doing outreach in the community should work with their coordinator to complete this safety checklist. The purpose is to ensure that volunteers have access to a responsible party at each site and can prepare for any potential safety risks.

Illinois SMP Safety Checklist for Venue Site (Word)

Illinois SMP Volunteer Handbook
We created this handbook for our Illinois SMP volunteers as a guide to our policies and procedures. Current volunteers can contact their SMP Coordinators or Volunteer Specialist for a hard copy or with any questions.

Illinois SMP Volunteer Handbook (PDF)

 

Handbook Verification Form (Word)

 

Volunteer Handbook Overview Webinar (Windows Media File)

Annette, our SMP Volunteer Specialist, reviews highlights of the handbook in this recorded webinar. (Note that this is a large media file and may take a while to download.)

 

Illinois SMP Volunteer Policy Documents:

 

Illinois SMP Severe Weather and Disaster Safety Policy (Word)

 

Illinois SMP Information Technology Policy (Word)

 

Illinois SMP Incident Reporting Form (Word)

 

Illinois SMP Reporting Forms:

 

Visit the SMP Reports page. Contact your local SMP coordinator or AgeOptions if you have questions.

Illinois SMP Volunteer Resources:

Are They Getting It? - How to Engage Your SMP Audience (PDF)
Tips for engaging your audience and enriching your SMP presentation. Thank you to our volunteers who shared ideas and gave input on this tip sheet.

 

Illinois SMP Volunteer Voice Newsletter

AgeOptions publishes a semiannual electronic newsletter highlighting our SMP volunteers and the volunteer program. This newsletter is emailed as a special issue of our Fraud Alert (visit our Fraud Alert page to join our email list).

 

Illinois SMP Volunteer Voice - Winter 2015 (PDF)

Illinois SMP Volunteer Voice - Spring 2014 (PDF)

Illinois SMP Volunteer Voice - Winter 2013 (PDF)

Illinois SMP Volunteer Voice - Spring 2013 (PDF)

 

 


This project is supported in part by grant numbers 90MP0163 and 90SP0015 from the U.S. Administration on Aging, 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 Administration on Aging policy.