AARP Seeks Nominees for Andrus Award for Community Service

The annual AARP Andrus Award for Community Service recognizes those who make a great difference in their community. AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Andrus Award, which honors Virgin Islanders, age 50 years or older, who are sharing their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.

“AARP in The Virgin Islands is excited to shine a light on 50+ Virgin Islanders who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Corrine Plaskett, volunteer state president.

“We look forward to recognizing the outstanding community service of Virgin Islanders,” said Troy A. de Chabert-Schuster, state director of AARP in the Virgin Islands.

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

AARP V.I. Andrus Award 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.
• 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.
• Couples or partners who perform service together are also eligible; however, teams are not eligible.
• This is not a posthumous award.

Contact AARP in The Virgin Islands by sending a message to [email protected] for further information and a nomination form or visit www.aarp.org/vi to access the form. The nomination deadline is July 15.