2017 AARP DC Andrus Award winner, Wes Morrison, selected Mary’s House for Older Adults for the charitable donation in his honor.

2017 AARP DC Andrus Award winner, Wes Morrison, selected Mary’s House for Older Adults for the charitable donation in his honor.

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 by nominating them 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 9, 2018, 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.
  • Couples or partners who perform service together are also eligible; teams, however, are not.
  • 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 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service, please visit: aarp.org/andrus