AARP seeks volunteer nomineesAARP North Dakota is seeking nominations for its 2010 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors those individuals who share their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.
AARP North Dakota is seeking nominations for its 2010 Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors those individuals who share their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.
“Volunteerism is clearly a new way of looking at retirement for older Americans. Many are finding that they want to remain active and involved and that volunteerism fulfills this need and the desire to help others,” said AARP volunteer state president David Peterson, Bismarck. “Through this recognition, AARP encourages members and prospective members to use their skills and assistance as a way to remain vital as well as make a difference in their community.”
The screening of nominees will be performed by AARP North Dakota and involves a range of criteria, including positive impact on the lives of individuals age 50 and older, improvement of the community in or for which the work was performed and serving as an inspiration to others to volunteer.
The application deadline is June 1. For complete eligibility requirements and a nomination form, e-mail Marlowe Kro, AARP North Dakota, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 701-355-3643 or 866-554-5383. Nominations can also be made online at www.aarp.org .
Last year, AARP recognized 47 outstanding individuals from around the country, including the late Frances “Fran” Koppang from Bismarck. AARP will announce this year’s award recipient in September.
The award honors the legacy of Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus, who founded AARP 50 years ago.