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AARP Now Accepting 2022 Andrus Award for Community Service Nominations

BOISE – AARP Idaho is now accepting nominations for its 2022 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors Idahoans 50 years and older who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.

“We are excited to shine a light on Idahoans who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Lupe Wissel, AARP Idaho state director. “We are also pleased to announce this year’s recipient will be honored with $2,000 to donate to a non-profit charity of choice.”

Nominations will be evaluated by the Idaho state office based on how the volunteer’s work has improved the community, reflected AARP’s vision and mission, and inspired other volunteers. The award recipient will be announced in early fall.

AARP Idaho 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.
  • Partisan political achievements, accomplishments, or service may not be considered.
  • Couples or partners who perform service together are also eligible; however, teams are
  • not eligible.
  • Previous Andrus Award recipients are not eligible.
  • Volunteers serving on the Andrus Award selection committee are not eligible.
  • AARP staff members are not eligible.
  • AARP staff members are not eligible.
  • This is not a posthumous award.

Please contact Pam Root with the AARP Idaho office at 208-855-4007 or email
proot@aarp.org for further information and a nomination form. The application deadline is
July 15, 2022.