AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2021 Washington Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Washingtonians who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. The annual award recognizes those who make a powerful difference in their community.
“AARP Washington is excited to shine a light on 50+ Washingtonians who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Doug Shadel, State Director.
Nominations will be evaluated by AARP Washington 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 Washington 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 and given the opportunity to bestow a $2,000 donation to a nonprofit organization of their choice. The deadline to nominate is July 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 Ashley Aitken at AAitken@aarp.org or call (206) 399-2106 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.