AARP’s Andrus Award Seeks to Profile Nebraska’s Volunteers

BROKEN BOW – July 15 is the deadline to nominate a worthy Nebraskan for the AARP’s State Andrus Award for Community Service. The award is the organization’s most prestigious award for community service, recognizing “outstanding individuals age 50 and older who are sharing their experience, talents, and skills to enrich the lives of others,” according to the AARP.

In addition to the minimum age requirement, nominees’ service or achievements must align with AARP’s vision and purpose, be replicable and inspire others to serve, and must have been performed without pay, though small stipends to cover costs associated with the volunteer work are acceptable.

Those nominated need not be  AARP volunteers specifically but must live in the state in which the award is given. The selection of award recipients will be based on submitted answers to five questions. The nomination form and more information are available here.