Volunteer Opportunities at ADSD

At the Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) we have multiple opportunities to get involved and help older adults in our community. At a minimum, each volunteer at ADSD must meet the following requirements:

At the Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division (ADSD) we have multiple opportunities to get involved and help older adults in our community.  At a minimum, each volunteer at ADSD must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years or older (21 for Ombudsman volunteers)
  • Must pass a state and FBI Background Check with fingerprinting
  • Must be willing to complete required trainings
  • Must complete an application

ADSD has volunteer opportunities in the following programs:

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Be a source of information for people with Medicare questions.  The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is a state-based program that offers local one-on-one counseling and assistance to people with Medicare and their families.  Through CMS and state funded grants, SHIPs provide free counseling and assistance via telephone and face-to-face interactive sessions, public education presentations and programs, and media activities.  Trained counselors offer information, counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries on a wide range of Medicare, Medigap, and Medicaid matters. 

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Help consumers recognize, detect and report Medicare errors, fraud and abuse.   Every year the Medicare system is drained of billions of dollars as a result of fraud, waste, errors and abuse - almost $134 MILLION in Nevada in 2008 alone!  There is an SMP in every state whose mission is to educate Medicare beneficiaries and their caretakers to become critical health care consumers, enabling them to identify suspicious situations or billings so that we can increase the chance that the Medicare system is solvent for future generations. As a volunteer, you can help spread the anti-fraud message and help prevent Medicare errors, fraud and abuse.

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