AARP SEEKS 2021 ANDRUS AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE NOMINEES

Posted on 05/06/21

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

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Indianapolis, Ind. -- AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2021 Indiana Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Hoosiers who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. 

“AARP Indiana is excited to shine a light on 50+ Hoosiers who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” AARP Indiana State Director Sarah Waddle said. 

Nominations will be evaluated by AARP Indiana based on how the volunteer’s work has improved the community, reflected AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. The award recipient will be announced in early fall.

AARP Indiana 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.  Volunteers receiving small stipends to cover the costs associated with the volunteer activity are eligible.
  • The achievements, accomplishments, or service on which the nomination is based must reflect AARP’s vision and purpose.
  • The achievements, accomplishments, or service on which the nomination is based must be replicable and provide inspiration for others to volunteer.
  • Couples or partners who perform service together are also eligible; however, teams are not eligible.
  • This is not a posthumous award.

Please contact AARP Indiana at AARPIN@aarp.org or by dialing (866) 448-3618 for further information.  Nominations can be submitted at AARP.org/AndrusAward. The application deadline is July 15, 2021.

The AARP 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 50 outstanding individuals and couples from around the country.


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