AARP VI Now Accepting Applications for the Virgin Islands Andrus Award for Community Service
AARP in the Virgin Islands announced Thursday that it is now accepting nominations for its 2022 Virgin Islands Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Virgin Islanders who are sharing their experience, talent, and skills to enrich the lives of their community members. Application deadline is August 30.
According to the release, AARP VI will evaluate nominations 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 in The Virgin Islands is excited to shine a light on 50+ Virgin Islanders who use what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Troy de Chabert-Schuster, AARP-VI state director.
Nominees for the award must meet the following eligibility requirements, according to AARP:
- 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 inspire 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.
- The award is not given posthumously.
The AARP Andrus Award for Community Service is an annual awards program developed to honor individuals whose service is a unique and valuable contribution to society. Last year, AARP recognized 49 outstanding individuals and couples from around the country.
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