AARP Seeks 2022 Andrus Award for Community Service Applicants

AARP Virginia is now accepting nominations for its 2022 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Virginians over the age of 50 who share their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of members of their community.

“AARP Virginia is thrilled to shine a light on Virginians 50 and older who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said AARP Virginia President Joyce Williams. State.

Entries will be evaluated by AARP Virginia based on how the volunteer’s work has enhanced the community, reflected AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. The winner will be announced in the fall.

Applicants for the AARP Virginia Andrus Award for Community Service must meet the following eligibility criteria:

· Applicant must be 50 years of age or older.

· The achievements, accomplishments or services on which the nomination is based must have been performed on a voluntary basis, without remuneration. Volunteers who receive small stipends to cover costs associated with volunteer activity are eligible.

· The accomplishments, achievements, or services on which the nomination is based must reflect AARP’s vision and purpose.

· The accomplishments, achievements or services on which the nomination is based must be replicable and inspire others to volunteer.

· Partisan political achievements, accomplishments or services may not be considered.

· Couples or partners performing the service together are also eligible; however, teams are not eligible.

· Previous Andrus Prize winners are not eligible.

· Volunteers serving on the Andrus Prize selection committee are not eligible.

· AARP staff members are not eligible.

· This is not a posthumous award.

Please visit aarp.org/andrusaward for more information and to submit an application. The application deadline is August 31, 2022.

The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service is an annual awards program developed to honor individuals whose service makes a unique and valuable contribution to society. Last year, AARP recognized 49 outstanding individuals and couples from across the country.

With nearly one million members in Virginia, AARP is the largest organization working on behalf of people over 50 in the Commonwealth. To learn more about AARP Virginia, like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/aarpvirginia and follow @AARPVa on Twitter at www.twitter.com/aarpva.

Jill E. Washington