For Consumers

Become a Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisor (SHIBA) volunteer

As a volunteer you can:

  • Help others
  • Connect with your community
  • Meet new friends
  • Set your own hours

No experience required - we'll train you!

We offer volunteer positions for all interests

  • Counsel others
  • Provide clerical support
  • Participate in outreach activities
  • Give presentations to the public
  • Work on special projects

Get more information about the opportunities and expectations of volunteering with SHIBA (PDF, 106KB).

Request a volunteer application.

Hear other volunteer testimonials

State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIP) volunteers (known as SHIBA here in Washington state) share their rewarding volunteer experiences with you:

Video one (2:57 minutes):  SHIP interview Charles Reese Medicare Counselor (

Video two (2 minutes):  SHIP interview Gary Schwartz (

Video three (3:19 minutes):  SHIP interview William Chao (