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From working with children to cleaning up our rivers, Oregon volunteers contribute to the state's livability and quality of life every day.
To honor Oregonians 50+ for the contributions, AARP is accepting nominations for its 2021 Oregon Andrus Award for Community Service. This is AARP's way to highlight volunteers and shine a light on their service, commitment, and desire to make a difference.
AARP Oregon values the contributions of volunteers across the state in any capacity. Volunteers make Oregon a great place for people of all ages, races, and abilities to live, work and play.
The nominator and the award winner will each be eligible to designate an Oregon nonprofit to receive a $500 donation.
Nominations will be evaluated by AARP Oregon based on how the volunteer’s work has improved the community, reflected AARP’s vision, and inspired other volunteers. The award recipient will be announced in early fall.
AARP Oregon 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. Volunteers receiving small stipends to cover the costs associated with the volunteer activity 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.
The recipient will be honored at a virtual ceremony. The deadline to nominate is August 15, 2021.
- Be specific about the nominee's contributions. The selection committee may not know the individual and has only your nomination form on which to base their decision.
- Give examples of the work performed and when, where and who was served.
- Please do not include accomplishments from paid work experience. Volunteers receiving small stipends to cover costs associated with the volunteer activity are eligible.
- Ask other people to nominate the same person.
Please contact Sarah Bader 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 around the country.
Click here for the nomination form and information.