AARP Idaho is pleased to celebrate National Volunteer Week, an annual opportunity to step back and recognize the hardworking volunteers who dedicate their time, talents and passions to improving every corner of this great state. While it is easy to get caught up in statistics – more than 500 exceptional volunteers, thousands of hours of service – it’s the “good” behind those numbers that is truly awesome.
AARP could not achieve their mission to improve aging in the Gem State without an incredible army of volunteers – people who suit up every day to improve health care, fight fraud, aid family caregivers, enhance families’ retirement security, help seniors save money on taxes, improve driver safety, offer free tax assistance and so much more.
Volunteers are critical and at the very heart of who we are and what we do. They are core partners in our vision of a society in which all people live with dignity and purpose.
And AARP Idaho is not alone. We have a state full of schools, parks, hospitals, veterans’ organizations, senior centers and non-profits large and small whose goals would be unreachable without the contributions of their skilled and passionate volunteers.
To honor this dedication, AARP Idaho recognizes an outstanding individual each year with the Andrus Award for Community Service. The purpose of the award is to honor outstanding Idahoans age 50+ who are making a powerful difference in their communities in ways that are consistent with AARP’s mission, vision, and commitment to volunteer service and that inspire others to volunteer.
Nominations for this year’s award will be accepted through July 15, 2019 at the AARP Idaho office. Nomination forms are available by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, on the web at www.aarp.org/AndrusAward, or by calling 1-888-OUR-AARP (1-888-687-2277).