AARP Seeks 2011 State Andrus Awards for Community Service Nominations

Annual Award Recognizes Those Who Make a Powerful Difference in their Community

We're pretty passionate about service here at AARP. In fact, Create The Good is all about volunteering and making a difference in the lives of others. This month, we began our search for the ultimate do-gooder in each state with the 2011 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service. The award honors those individuals who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.  Do you know someone worthy of this award?

Volunteerism is clearly a new way of looking at retirement for older Americans. Many are finding that they want to remain active and involved and that volunteerism fulfills this need and the desire to help others.  Through this recognition, AARP encourages individuals to use their skills and assistance as a way to remain vital as well as make a difference in their community."

AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:

*         Nominee must be 50 years or older.

*         The achievements, accomplishments, or service on which the nomination is based must have been performed on a volunteer basis, without pay.

*         The achievements, accomplishments, or service on which the nomination is based must reflect AARP's vision and mission.

*          Couples or partners who perform service together are also eligible; however, teams are not eligible.


Please nominate your awesome volunteer HERE. The application deadline is June 3, 2011.

The AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service is an annual awards program developed to honor individuals whose service is a unique and valuable contribution to society.  Last year, AARP recognized 52 outstanding individuals from around the country.

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