Volunteer with SMP

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.

Volunteering with the Illinois Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) Program

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.

Potential SMP Volunteers

SMP Volunteer Application

Illinois SMP Volunteer Application (Word)

Volunteer Roles (Learn more about what our volunteers do)

Community Educator SMP Volunteer (PDF)

Community Advocate SMP Volunteer (PDF)

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

Marina Silva
SMP Volunteer Specialist

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)

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).

This project was supported, in part by grant number 90MPPG0036, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.

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