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.
What is an SMP Volunteer? (PowerPoint)
SMP Volunteer Specialist
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.
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.
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.
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.)
Visit the SMP Reports page. Contact your local SMP coordinator or AgeOptions if you have questions.
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.
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.