Do you know a volunteer in Idaho, over the age of 50, who’s making a difference in your community? Show your appreciation by nominating them for AARP’s most prestigious community service award. The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service, named after AARP’s founder Ethel Percy Andrus, recognizes outstanding local volunteers who donate their skills, time and love to their communities.AARP Idaho will be accepting nominations until July 15, 2020.
AARP Idaho Andrus Award for Community Service nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Nominees must be 50 or older
- The achievements, accomplishments or service on which nominations are based must have been performed on a volunteer basis, without pay. AmeriCorps VISTA and Senior Corps Programs’ volunteers (Senior Companions, Foster Grandparents, RSVP, and Senior Demonstration Programs) are eligible
- The achievements, accomplishments or service on which the nominations are based must reflect AARP's vision and purpose (see below)
- The achievements, accomplishments or service on which the nominations are based must be replicable and inspire others to serve
- Couples or partners who perform service together are eligible; however, teams are not
- The recipient must live in the awarding state
- This is not a posthumous award
Who can nominate someone?
Nominations for the AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service may be submitted by AARP members, volunteers, external organizations and by members of the public at large. AARP staff and selection committee members may not submit nominations.
Online nomination forms are available HERE
Selection of AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service recipients will be based on answers submitted to the following questions:
- Please describe the volunteer work that inspired you to nominate this individual for the award.
- How has the nominee's work supported AARP's vision and purpose?
- How has the work of the nominee improved the community or enhanced the lives of its residents for which/whom the word was performed?
- What is inspiring, courageous, unusual or innovative about the nominee's achievement?
- How has the nominee's work impacted other volunteers or inspired others to volunteer?