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AARP DC Is Now Accepting Nominations for the 2019 Andrus Award

Posted on 04/01/19

2018 AARP DC Andrus Award recipient Darryl Taylor at center, surrounded by other distinguished nominees, AARP staff and volunteer leaders.

Do you know a volunteer, over the age of 50, who’s made a significant impact on your neighborhood? Now’s your chance to get them recognized – nominate that volunteer superstar for AARP’s most prestigious community service award.

What is it?

The Ethel Percy Andrus Award, named after AARP’s founder, aims to shine a light on outstanding local volunteers who donate their skills, time and love to their communities.

AARP DC will be accepting nominations until July 15, 2019, and the winner will receive the opportunity to donate $1,000 to an eligible non-profit of his or her choosing.

Who’s eligible?

AARP DC 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.
  • Married couples or domestic partners who perform service together are also eligible; however, teams are not eligible.
  • The recipient must live in the awarding state.
  • This is not a posthumous award.

How do I nominate someone?

Online nomination forms are available on the web HERE or you can call AARP DC at (202) 434-7700 to request a paper nomination form be mailed to you.

Nominations will be evaluated based on how the volunteer’s work has improved the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers.

For more information about the 2019 Andrus Award for Community Service, please visit: aarp.org/andrus

This story is provided by AARP Washington, DC. Visit the AARP Washington, DC page for more news, events, and programs affecting retirement, health care, and more.

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