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Nominate an Outstanding Volunteer for AARP's 2018 Andrus Award for Community Service

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Do you know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older?  Please show your appreciation by nominating him or her for the 2018 AARP Utah Andrus Award for Community Service. The annual  Andrus Award for Community Service is AARP’s most prestigious and visible volunteer award.  It recognizes individuals who share their experience, talent and skills to enrich their communities in ways that are consistent with AARP’s mission, vision, and commitment to volunteer service, and who inspire others to volunteer.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 awards in Utah.

The nomination deadline is June 1, 2018.  For more information, eligibility requirements and nomination forms, visit  If you prefer, contact our office in Midvale at 866-448-3616, and we can mail you a form.  If you have questions, please contact Jill Duke at or call toll free (866) 448-3616 or 801-567-2642.

 Award recipients will be honored at a reception and dinner at the University of Utah Guest House and Conference Center, the evening of Tuesday, September 18, 2018.   We honor all of those nominated in addition to the Andrus Award recipient.

Please share this information with your colleagues.  Nominees need NOT be a member of AARP, but the body of their work should be consistent with AARP’s mission and values, along with other eligibility qualifications, including the following:

• 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 Utah.

• This is not a posthumous award.

AARP Vision

A society in which all people live with dignity and purpose,  and fulfill their goals and dreams.

AARP Mission

AARP enhances the quality of life for all as we age. We  champion positive social change and deliver value through  advocacy, information and service.

Who Can Nominate?

Nominations for the Award may be submitted by AARP  members, volunteers, chapter or unit members, community  partners and members of the public at large. AARP
staff and Selection Committee members may not nominate  candidates for the Award.

Recipient Selection Process

AARP Utah convenes a Selection Committee to ensure  diverse perspectives and to review all nominations. The  inclusion of community-level AARP volunteers as well as
community organizations is encouraged. While the AARP  National Office provides guidance for the Andrus Award for  Community Service, the selection of the recipient is at the
sole discretion of AARP Utah.

Please consider taking the time to recognize the great service of our fellow Utahns.  We have many deserving volunteers in the state who we'd love to recognize!


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