They're in the community every day - volunteering, making a difference, lending their time and talent to help those in need. They work in food banks and animal shelters, in schools and in hospitals - improving our communities and enhancing quality of life for others . They are often unsung heroes, working and giving without recognition or thanks - just because it's the right thing to do. If you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older, show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2016 AARP Nevada Andrus Award for Community Service!
AARP's most prestigious Nevada volunteer award recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience and skills in ways that enrich the community, and the lives of others. Only one Nevada individual or couple is selected each year. The nomination deadline is Friday, July 1.
Who can be nominated?
- The nominee must be 50 years or older (note: AARP membership is NOT a requirement).
- The nomination must be based on "volunteer service" accomplishments. The nominee cannot have received pay for achievements related to the nomination, and they cannot be job-related.
- Couples or partners who perform service together are eligible; however, teams are not.
- This is not a posthumous award.
Read about past winners:
Gini Cunningham, the 2015 AARP Nevada Andrus Award winner - and her work advocating for family caregivers and those impacted by Alzheimers Disease.
Domingo Floresta, the 2014 AARP Nevada Andrus Award winner - and his work as an advocate for patients and families at St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Rose de Lima campus.