Roger Hollopeter of Dover was selected by AARP to receive the 2018 AARP Delaware Andrus Award for Community Service — the association’s visible state volunteer award for community service.
Hollopeter was selected as the recipient for his service to issues that affect older Delawareans. He has been a dedicated volunteer with AARP for more than 20 years.
Hollopeter is known as the AARP Driver Safety statewide coordinator and instructor, educating Delawareans about driving safer and longer. He has had a positive impact on many through his work with programs like the AARP Fraud Watch Network, an online tool to protect people from fraud and scams.
Hollopeter’s leadership and service extend into the community. He has made changes in the community by donating his time, energy and resources to organizations including Home of the Brave in Milford and the Shepherd’s Place in Dover. He is a member of the Kent County Crime Watch and AARP Chapter 721.
“This award acts as a symbol to the public that we can all work together for positive social change,” said AARP DE State Director Lucretia Young. “AARP has long valued the spirit of volunteerism and the important contributions volunteers make to their communities, neighbors and the programs they serve.”
Recipients nationwide were chosen for their ability to enhance the lives of AARP members and prospective members and their work to improve communities and inspire other volunteers to do the same.