AARP Wisconsin is seeking nominations for its 2014 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors those individuals who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives in their communities.
“Volunteerism is clearly a new way of looking at retirement for older Americans. Many are finding that they want to remain active and involved and that volunteerism fulfills this need and the desire to help others,” said Sam Wilson, AARP Wisconsin State Director. “Through this recognition, AARP encourages individuals to use their skills and assistance as a way to remain vital as well as make a difference in their community.”
This is AARP’s most prestigious award and only one individual will be honored for their achievements. In a competitive selection process, an AARP Wisconsin committee will review nominations on a range of criteria, including positive impact on the lives of individuals age 50 or older, improvement of the community in or for which the work was performed, and serving as an inspiration to others to volunteer. The award recipient will be announced on or around September 1, 2014 and a $1,000 donation will be made to the winner's charity of choice.
AARP Wisconsin 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
- AARP membership
- 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; however, teams are not eligible