AARP Seeks Nominations for V.I. Andrus Award for Community Service

AARP is now accepting nominations for its 2017 AARP in the Virgin Islands Andrus Award for Community Service, which honors 50+ Virgin Islanders who are sharing their experiences, talents and skills to enrich the lives of their community members.

Troy de Chabert-Schuster, AARP VI state director, added, “Volunteers are the driving force of so much of the work in the community in the V.I.  We are happy to receive nominations for this prestigious award.”

Nominations will be evaluated by AARP VI 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 VI Andrus Award for Community Service 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 mission.
  • Couples or partners who perform service together are also eligible; however, teams are not eligible.
  • This is not a posthumous award.

Contact AARP VI at 713-2002 for further information and a nomination form or fill out the nomination form online at The application deadline is June 2.

Last year, AARP recognized 51 outstanding individuals from around the country.

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. To learn more, visit or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.  

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