The annual Andrus Award for Community Service is AARP's most prestigious and visible volunteer award. It recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich their communities in ways that are consistent with AARP's purpose, vision, and commitment to volunteer service, and that inspire others to volunteer. Only one volunteer per state (or couple performing service together) can receive the Award.
Are you interested in making an impact in the lives of older adults? AARP MN has more than 1,200 volunteers across the state fulfilling our mission of empowering older adults to choose how they live as they age. AARP MN volunteers visit elected officials, educate people in communities on how to protect themselves against fraud, and host fun activities that build social connections.
AARP Minnesota has more that 1,200 volunteers from all across the state. This month, we honor those who have volunteered through service, contributions, and the positive impact they leave on their communities.
The AARP Minnesota Executive Council is a team of volunteer leaders with a variety of skill sets, experiences, and backgrounds. The Executive Council helps shape the strategic direction and execute the mission of AARP Minnesota – ensuring that AARP remains a relevant resource and influential voice for people 50+ in our state and across our communities. Learn more about these incredible volunteers:
During the Minnesota State Fair, AARP MN partnered with MyTalk 107 to celebrate the people and nonprofit organizations that do amazing work in Minnesota. Community members could enter for a chance to win $1,000 for themselves, and $1,000 plus a free radio campaign on MyTalk 107 to their favorite Minnesota nonprofit. Nearly 2,000 people entered the sweepstakes and we are excited to announce that Ziggy’s Art Bus was chosen as our nonprofit winner!
Minnesota is more than just lakes, hockey, and Prince. The state is at the center of a national conversation around reshaping public safety. It’s known for high educational outcomes and strong voter turnout, but also for deep racial disparities. Whatever the issue, Minnesotans of all ages stay engaged in their communities. We’re ranked fifth in the nation for volunteerism with 41% of residents 16+ having volunteered in the last year (2019, MN Compass).
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