Every year, AARP of Connecticut recognizes an extraordinary volunteer that is working to better the lives of those in his or her community. The Andrus Award for Community Service is AARP’s most prestigious volunteer award and honors individuals whose service is a unique and valuable contribution to society. It is usually given to an individual age 50 or older who displays a true dedication to community service and uses his or her experience, skills, and talents in ways that enrich the lives of others. Last year, AARP recognized 51 outstanding individuals and couples from around the country.
AARP of CT is currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Andrus Award. The winner will receive a $3,000 prize which will be donated to an eligible nonprofit of his or her choosing. The nomination deadline is Friday, June 1st, 2018. See below for the eligibility guidelines as well as a link to the nomination form. Please visit AARP’s website for more information.
- Nominees must be 50 or older
- The achievements, accomplishments or service on which nominations are based must have been performed on a volunteer basis, without pay
- The achievements, accomplishments or service on which the nominations are based must reflect AARP’s vision and mission
- Couples or partners who perform service together are eligible; however, teams are not
- The recipient must live in the awarding state
- This is not a posthumous award