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Volunteer Services
614 Division Street MS-4  Port Orchard, WA
Phone:(360)337-4650 * Fax:(360)337-7052

SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisors) Volunteers

Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisors (SHIBA) volunteers help consumers make informed decisions about health insurance, including Medicare. We train SHIBA volunteers to educate, assist and advocate for consumers about their rights and options. Volunteers receive training, guidance and ongoing support through the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner and the local SHIBA office in the Kitsap County Division of Aging and Long-Term Care. No experience is necessary.

We serve consumers through seminars, local clinics, one-on-one counseling over the phone or in person. Volunteers may also give public presentations, participate in outreach activities or provide clerical support. To learn more about volunteer opportunities with Kitsap Countyís SHIBA program, contact Jennifer Calvin-Myers at the Division of Aging and Long-Term Care,, (360) 337-5700 or (800) 562-6418.

To learn more about consumer protection services and assistance with Medicare and health care choices, visit the Office of the Insurance Commissionerís website.


Last Updated:  December 20, 2016
Contact Rebecca Pirtle, Volunteer Services Coordinator,
at (360) 337-4650
Current Opportunities Updated 
Volunteer Application Form
Application for Appointment to a Board, Council or Commission
Volunteer Recognition
Hours: 8:30 - 4:30