Organization Information:
The Mission of the Kern Aging & Adult Services Department is to provide services that protect, preserve the dignity, and support the independence and safety of all older adults and individuals with disabilities through innovative and technological solutions.

HICAP Counselor Volunteers

When: Now, Ongoing

Where: Variable, Kern Aging & Adult Services, 5357 Truxtun Ave Bakersfield, CA 93309

Volunteer Details:
HICAP Counselors provide assistance with understanding of Medicare benefits, rights and options. These Counselors receive extensive intial training to learn the insurance ins and outs of Medicare and undergo an internship with seasoned Counselors. After completion of the training, a commitment of 12 volunteering hours per month will be required.  
- Cannot hold current license to sell insurance or those who receive financial or other remuneration from any health insurer are not eligible to become a HICAP Counselor

Contact:
Kern County Volunteer Center or Kern Aging & Adult Services:
Carolina Oehler | (661) 868-1058 | oehlerc@kerncounty.com |

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Companionship Volunteers, Office Volunteers

When: Now, Ongoing

Where: Variable, Traditions Health

Volunteer Details:
Traditions Health has opportunities in the following areas:

Office Assistance: Paperwork and filing

Bereavement Program: Mailing cards, Making phone calls

Patient Companionship: Sitting and visiting with patient, Spending time with patient while caregiver is away, Cooking dinner, yard work, helping with social activities at nursing homes/assisted living facilities. AND MANY OTHER OPPORTUNTIES!
- Must be 18 years or older

Organization Information:
Traditions Health provides Home Health and Hospice services. Our goal is to help patients have the best quality of life possible surrounded by the people they love. Our healthcare professionals are there when patients need us, providing the care they need in the place they want to be - home.

Contact:
Traditions Health (Bakersfield):
Stephanie Yorba | (661) 864-0490 | syorba@traditionshealth.com |