Do you know a volunteer age 50+ who is using his or her skills and experience to make a significant difference in your community? Honor his or her dedication, commitment, and creativity with a nomination for the 2020 AARP Kansas Andrus Award for Community Service -- AARP’s most prestigious and visible state volunteer award for community service.
The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding individuals who are making a powerful difference in their communities in ways that advance AARP’s purpose, vision, and commitment to volunteer service and that inspire others to volunteer.
AARP Kansas 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. 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 nomination is based must reflect AARP’s vision and purpose.
- The achievements, accomplishments, or service on which the nomination is based must be replicable and provide inspiration for others to volunteer..
- Couples or partners who perform service together are also eligible; however, teams are not eligible.
- This is not a posthumous award.
Nominations for this year’s award will be accepted through August 15, 2020. Nomination forms are available online at www.aarp.org/AndrusAward. Please contact the AARP Kansas State Office toll-free at 866-448-3619 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and a nomination form.
The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service is an annual awards program developed to honor individuals whose service is a unique and valuable contribution to society. Last year, AARP recognized 50 outstanding individuals and couples from all over the country, including Kansas winner Guy Windholtz (pictured) from Hays.