AARP Massachusetts is seeking nominations for its 2013 AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Massachusetts residents who are sharing their experience, talent and skills in ways that significantly enrich the lives of others.
“AARP has long celebrated and recognized the achievement and important contributions of dedicated volunteers across the country,” says Linda Fitzgerald, state president of AARP Massachusetts, which serves more than 800,000 members age 50 and older in the commonwealth. “We want to recognize Massachusetts residents age 50 and older who are making an impact and empowering seniors in their community.”
For the first time we will be offering the award recipient a monetary prize to be donated to an eligible nonprofit of their choosing.
Nominations will be evaluated by a selection committee based on how the volunteer’s work positively impacts the lives of individuals 50 and over, how their work improves the community, and how they inspire others to volunteer.
AARP Massachusetts 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.
- The achievements, accomplishments, or service on which the nomination is based must reflect the AARP vision and mission.
- Couples or partners who perform service together are also eligible; however, teams are not eligible.
- This is not a posthumous award.
Nomination forms can be found online at www.aarp.org/AndrusAward .
The AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service is an annual awards program developed to honor individuals whose service is a unique and valuable contribution to society.