Recognize an exceptional Virginia volunteer!
AARP Virginia seeks nominees for the 2017 Andrus Award for Community Service
Winner to receive $500 for nonprofit of their choice
Know an extraordinary volunteer age 50 or older? Show your appreciation by nominating her or him for the 2017 AARP Virginia Andrus Award for Community Service, named for AARP's founder, Ethel Percy Andrus.
AARP’s most prestigious volunteer award recognizes individuals who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills in ways that significantly enrich the lives of others. Only one Virginia individual or couple is selected each year. The nomination deadline for Virginia is July 1, 2017.
This year, AARP Virginia is offering a $500 donation to an eligible nonprofit of the winner's choosing. This is a fantastic way to recognize outstanding volunteer service and to give back to the community.
Online nomination forms are available on the web HERE or you may call AARP Virginia at 866-542-8164 to request a paper nomination form be mailed to you. You may also print your own nomination kit to be completed and mailed to the AARP Virginia state office by July 1, 2017. For more information about the Andrus Award, click here.
AARP Virginia 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.
- The recipient must live in Virginia.
- This is not a posthumous award.
Nominations will be evaluated based on how the volunteer’s work has improved the community, supported AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. The 2017 AARP Virginia Andrus Award will be presented at the 2017 AARP Virginia Volunteer Recognition Banquet on November 14 in Richmond.
In 2016 AARP Virginia's Andrus Award honoree was Don Creamer, whose significant work with multiple community partners on behalf of the AARP Blacksburg Chapter, service to Friends of the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library and efforts to build partnerships there with local businesses to generate much needed financial support of the library system, and much more was recognized at AARP Virginia's annual Volunteer Recognition Banquet in Richmond, VA.