AARP Hawai’i Accepting Nominations for Community Service Award

July 31, 2022, 11 a.m. HST
* Updated July 31, 10:19 a.m.

AARP Hawai’i wants to honor volunteers dedicated to community service.

The organization is now accepting nominations for its 2022 Andrus Community Service Award. The award honors volunteers aged 50 and over who share their experience, talent and skills to enrich the lives of community members.

“AARP Hawai’i is thrilled to shine a light on volunteers who are using what they’ve learned in life to make a difference in the lives around them,” said Keali’i Lopez, state director of the AARP Hawai’i, in a press. Release.

Application forms are available on line. The deadline to submit an application is September 1. The winner will be announced in early fall.

Candidates for the Andrus Award for Community Service must meet the following requirements:

  • Be 50 or older.
  • The accomplishments, achievements or services on which the nomination is based must have been performed on a voluntary basis, without remuneration. Volunteers who receive small stipends to cover costs associated with volunteer activity are eligible.
  • The accomplishments, achievements, or services on which the nomination is based must reflect AARP’s vision and purpose.
  • The accomplishments, achievements or services on which the entry is based must be replicable and inspire others to volunteer.
  • Partisan political achievements, accomplishments or services will not be considered.
  • Couples or partners performing the service together are eligible; however, teams are not.
  • Past Andrus Prize winners are not eligible.
  • Volunteers serving on the Andrus Prize Selection Committee are not eligible.
  • AARP staff members are not eligible.
  • This is not a posthumous award.

Winners will be recognized at a luncheon and awarded a crystal prize. AARP Hawai’i will also donate $1,000 to the nonprofit of its choice. Candidates will receive a nomination pin.


Last year, AARP honored 49 outstanding individuals and couples from across the country with the Community Service Award. The award is named after AARP founder Ethel Percy Andrus.

Contact AARP Hawai`i Outreach Director Jackie Boland at [email protected] or 808-525-6005 for more information.

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