The award recognizes outstanding service and is given to a community-minded person 50-plus who most exemplifies the motto of AARP’s founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, “To serve, not to be served.” The award is given annually to one Californian.
AARP California is looking for our next State President, a top volunteer position that helps provide high-level strategic advice, oversees the Executive Council and diverse volunteer corps, and advocates on behalf of people who are 50 plus.
Stuart Harvey of Volunteers in Medicine – San Diego Receives AARP’s Highest Volunteer Award for Community Service
Stuart Harvey of San Diego, California is the recipient of the 2020 AARP California Andrus Award for Community Service – AARP’s most prestigious volunteer award. The award recognizes outstanding community service and symbolizes that individuals have the power and ability to make a difference in the lives of others. The award is given annually to one California volunteer.
Founder of Pleasant Hill’s White Pony Express Receives AARP California's Most Prestigious Volunteer Award for Camp Fire Relief Efforts
In the immediate aftermath of the Butte County Camp Fire, Dr. Carol Weyland Conner, founder of White Pony Express (WPE), organized 182 volunteers to make 91 trips from Pleasant Hill to the disaster area, delivering 58,213 pounds of food and 1,833 articles of clothing to displaced community members. WPE is a nonprofit organization, headquartered in Pleasant Hill, CA, which provides free food and clothing to those in need.
Why did you decide to volunteer for the Fraud Watch Network? I feel very strongly about the issue. These types of crimes are relatively easy to commit. It’s not right that people get money for nothing; even worse when they take advantage of honest hard-working folks. I want to help keep people from being victimized. Everybody should have to work for what they earn. How can you take pride in earning if you’re cheating?
In honor of National Volunteer Week, we are sharing stories about individuals across California who help us amplify our work each and every day. We've saved our longest-distance spotlight for last -- AARP California District Liaison Griff Weber, who sent us his responses all the way from Kathmandu, Nepal where he was spending time traveling.
In honor of National Volunteer Week, we are sharing stories about individuals across California who help us amplify our work each and every day. Today we'd like to introduce you to Alan Sloan, a a member of our AARP California Executive Council who says that knowing that he is making a difference at the age 86 keeps him motivated as a volunteer.
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