The SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) Program is currently seeking volunteers for SHINE Counselor Certification Training. The training sessions will be held this May across 12, three-hour Zoom sessions (two days per week).

SHINE provides free health insurance information, counseling and assistance to Massachusetts residents. They also screen for public benefit programs that can help reduce costs for low income households. The program, which is administered by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, is operated by a mix of volunteers and employees stationed at various agencies, such as councils on aging and Coastline.

SHINE Counseling is confidential, unbiased and free. While SHINE Counselors traditionally work within councils on aging and other human service organizations, this past year SHINE has offered services remotely.

If you would like more information about this opportunity and the training process, please contact SHINE Program Regional Director, Christie Rexford at the Middleboro Council on Aging at 1-800-231-1155 or