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AARP AARP States Louisiana Volunteering

Recognize a great AARP Louisiana volunteer!

 AARP Louisiana now accepting nominations for the 2016 AARP Andrus Award!

Every year, AARP volunteers across the country are recognized for their outstanding service and impact on others. AARP Louisiana is currently accepting nominations for the Andrus Award for Community Service, the most prestigious and visible volunteer honor given by AARP.

The Andrus Award honors volunteers who spark change and improve their communities one act at a time.  AARP’s commitment to volunteer service can be traced back to the life and vision of our founder, Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, who started AARP when she found a retired educator in need. Her motto, “to serve, not to be served,” has shaped our community service efforts at the national, state, and local levels.

Thousands of volunteers across Louisiana contribute their time, talents, skills and abilities to make a positive impact in their communities. If you know one of these inspirational Louisianians and would like to recognize them, please nominate him or her for the 2016 Andrus Award for Community Service.


Submissions will be evaluated by AARP Louisiana based on how the volunteer’s work has improved the community, helped to achieve social change and inspired other volunteers.

Nominees for the Andrus Award must meet the following eligibility requirements:
  • Nominees must be 50 years or older.
  • The accomplishments, achievements, or service on which the nomination is based must have been performed on a volunteer basis, without pay.
  • The accomplishments, achievements, or service on which the nomination is based must reflect AARP’s vision and mission.
  • Couples or partners who perform service together are also eligible; however, teams are not eligible.
  • The recipient must live in Louisiana.
  • This is not a posthumous award.

The application deadline is July 1st, 2016 so don’t delay in submitting your nomination for someone whose work you greatly admire! The award recipient will be announced in early fall. For questions, please feel free to contact

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