AARP Michigan is seeking nominations for its 2013 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Michiganders who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their senior community members.
The nomination deadline is June 1.
The Andrus Award is AARP’s most prestigious volunteer tribute and recognizes outstanding individuals who made their communities better in ways consistent with AARP’s mission, vision and commitment to volunteer service.
“Volunteerism is clearly a new way of looking at retirement for older Americans. Many are finding that they want to remain active and involved and that volunteerism fulfills this need and the desire to help others,” said Tom Kimble, State President, AARP Michigan. “Through this recognition, AARP encourages members and prospective members to use their skills and assistance as a way to remain vital as well as make a difference in their community.”
The screening of nominees will be done by AARP Michigan and involves a range of criteria, including positive impact on the lives of individuals age 50 and over, improvement of the community, and inspiration of others to volunteer.
The award recipient will be announced in September.
AARP Andrus Award for Community Service nominees 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.