Q: Who is eligible to be nominated?
A: Nominees for the AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service must meet the following eligibility requirements:
- 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 purpose (see below)
- The achievements, accomplishments or service on which the nominations are based must be replicable and inspire others to serve
- 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
Q: Who can submit nominations?
A: Nominations for the AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service may be submitted by AARP members, volunteers, and chapter or unit members. Nominations also may be submitted by external organizations or groups and by members of the public at large. AARP staff and selection committee members may not submit nominations.
Q: What are the selection criteria?
A: Selection of AARP State Andrus Award for Community Service recipients will be based on answers submitted to the following questions:
- Please describe the volunteer work that inspired you to nominate this individual for the award.
- How has the nominee's work supported AARP's vision and purpose?
- How has the work of the nominee improved the community or enhanced the lives of its residents for which/whom the word was performed?
- What is inspiring, courageous, unusual or innovative about the nominee's achievement?
- How has the nominee's work impacted other volunteers or inspired others to volunteer?
Q: What is AARP's vision?
A: A society in which everyone ages with dignity and purpose and in which AARP helps people fulfill their goals and dreams.
Q: What is AARP's purpose?
A: AARP empowers people to choose how they live as they age.