LifeSpan CenterVolunteer Program (LSVP)

SHIP (Senior Health Insurance Program) *We have certified SHIP counselors*

  • SHIP does not endorse or sell insurance; rather, it empowers individuals to make informed choices. SHIP trains counselors who volunteer their time to make a difference for others.
  • SHIP is a free insurance counseling service provided by the Illinois Department on Aging (IDOA).
  • SHIP does not sell or solicit insurance, and is not an insurance plan.
  • SHIP Counsleors provide one-on-one help to senior clients with information needed to make educated decisions about their insurance.
  • SHIP counselors can answer questions about: Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicare Advantage Plans, Prescription Drug Coverage through Medicare and other sources, Long-term Care Insurance, Medicare Claims and Appeals, Medicare Beneficiary Rights and Guarantees.
The LifeSpan Volunteer Program (LSVP) provides a variety of opportunities for persons aged 18 and older to participate more fully in their community through significant volunteer services. LSVP promotes the use of people as community resources in planning for community improvement and in delivery of volunteer service. Volunteers are matched to opportunities by interests, abilities, preferences and their availability - and include opportunities to respond to significant community needs. Volunteers are placed through the LSVP Coordinator, Laura Severson. LSVP opportunities include Operation Gratitude PenPal Program, Exercise classes, LifeSpan Family Theater attendants, America Cancer Society Wig Bank and new developing programs as needs arise.
If you would like to volunteer