AARP Seeks 2024 Andrus Award For Community Service Nominees

Posted on 05/01/24

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

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (May 1, 2024) -- AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2024 New Jersey Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ New Jerseyans who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.

“AARP New Jersey is excited to shine a light on 50+ New Jerseyans who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Sarah Mack, AARP New Jersey Outreach and Engagement Manager.

Nominations will be evaluated by the New Jersey State Office 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 New Jersey 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.
  • Partisan political achievements, accomplishments or service may not be considered.
  • Couples or partners who perform service together are also eligible; however, teams are not eligible.
  • Previous Andrus Award recipients are not eligible.
  • Volunteers serving on the Andrus Award selection committee are not eligible.
  • AARP staff members are not eligible.
  • This is not a posthumous award.

Please contact the AARP New Jersey State office (732-509-2097, njaarp@aarp.org) for further information Click here for the nomination form. The application deadline is July 15.

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 49 outstanding individuals and couples from around the country.

 
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