As we celebrate National Volunteer Week, AARP Kentucky would like to recognize the many Kentuckians who go above and beyond the call of duty to make life better for others. Nearly a million Kentuckians volunteer their time and talents to strengthen their communities and improve the lives of others.
Here at AARP Kentucky, we count ourselves lucky to be able to support just some of those volunteers as they work to make the world a better place. Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus founded AARP on the combined principles of volunteerism and community service. That spirit of giving back is alive and well in Kentucky today.
Volunteers are the very foundation of the AARP community -- their hard work, dedication, and compassion improves the lives of those around them. Whether they’re walking the halls of the Kentucky Capitol, calling on their member of Congress, helping Kentuckians with their tax preparation or working to keep seniors safe on the roads – our volunteers are making an incredible difference in the lives of ALL Kentuckians.
Here at AARP, we’ve seen firsthand the difference volunteers can make in their communities. As part of our gratitude toward the folks who volunteer their time to help make this state great, AARP is currently accepting nominations for the 2014 AARP Kentucky Andrus Award for Community Service -- our most prestigious volunteer award.
Can you think of volunteers who’ve made significant impacts in their communities? Who are always willing to go the extra mile? Who inspire others to volunteer? Nominate them! You can complete and submit nominations online. The nomination deadline is June 1, 2014.
Volunteering is a great way to get to know your community better, meet new people and help improve the lives of your neighbors. Has National Volunteer Month gotten you in the volunteering spirit? If you’re interested in donating your time, visit www.aarp.org/CreateTheGood to connect to a wide range of opportunities in your area.