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Nominate a Tennessean for volunteer award

Posted on Monday, April 22, 2013 at 12:32 pm

AARPIs someone in your Tennessee community doing outstanding volunteer work? In honor of National Volunteer Week, AARP encourages you to thank an extraordinary volunteer with a nomination for the 2013 AARP Tennessee Andrus Award for Community Service. The Tennessee winner earns $2,500 for the charity of choice.

The award honors AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus, whose motto “to serve, not to be served” continues to shape the association’s work more than 54 years after she created it to help older Americans age with dignity and purpose. Nominations are open until June 1 for any Tennessean age 50 or older. You do not need to be an AARP member to win.

The winner will be chosen by AARP Tennessee volunteer leaders, who consider whether nominees have had a positive impact on the lives of individuals age 50 or older and serve as an inspiration to others to volunteer, as well as the level of improvement for their communities.  The award recipient will be announced on or around September 1.

To nominate someone for the Tennessee Andrus Award, click on or copy and paste this link into your browser: http://www.aarp.org/giving-back/volunteering/info-03-2010/andrus_award_nomination_form.html.

Founded in 1974, National Volunteer Week (April 21-27) is a time to celebrate people doing extraordinary things through service.

To learn more about AARP in Tennessee, visit our web site (www.aarp.org/tn), join the Facebook family (www.facebook.com/aarptennessee) or follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/aarptn).