Nominations for 2022 Andrus Award For Community Service End on July 15

Posted on 07/07/22 by Ronda Gooden

AARP is accepting nominations until July 15 for its 2022 Mississippi Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Mississippians who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.

“AARP Mississippi is excited to shine a light on 50+ Mississippians who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said AARP Mississippi State Director Kimberly L. Campbell, Esq.

Nominations will be evaluated by AARP Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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 AARP Mississippi at msaarp@aarp.org for further information and a nomination form. To nominate someone online, click here for the nomination form. The application deadline is July 15, 2022.

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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