Help us acknowledge the work of Hanover's “unsung heroes”.
Anyone may nominate inspiring individuals or groups of any age in one of seven categories: Spirit of One (honoring an individual over 18), Spirit of Youth (honoring youth or youth group up to age 18 or still in high school), Spirit of Dedication (honoring an individual 60 and over), Spirit of Team (honoring two or more adult volunteers working toward a common cause), Spirit of Family (honoring two or more family members working together toward a common purpose), Spirit of Inspiration (honoring an individual who has volunteered 20 years or more for a specific organization), and Commitment to Community (recognizing a Hanover business, for profit company, which has demonstrated a sustained commitment to supporting the community).
All nominees will be recognized and award recipients will be announced at the Spirit of Volunteerism Celebration on Tuesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at Hanover High School auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. The goal of the celebration is to pay tribute to ALL volunteers within our community, as well as honor award nominees and announce the 2017 award recipients.
Award recipients will receive an engraved plaque and a financial donation of up to $250 will be made in their honor to the nonprofit/government program, school or organization designated on the honoree’s nomination form. The County will also nominate the award recipient for the statewide Governor’s Community Service and Volunteerism Awards.
Thank you to our award sponsors: Ashland Wal-Mart Superstore, Battlefield Press, Inc., Covenant Woods, Grace Community Presbyterian Church, Virginia Credit Union, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative and Hanover Association of Businesses and Chamber of Commerce.
Nomination Guidelines and Criteria
Print Nomination Form
Online Nomination Form
Learn more about how youth can make a difference by viewing our
Youth Volunteer page.
View our volunteer opportunities
online. View more details about these and other opportunities below, including youth volunteering and Hanover Global Youth Service Day.
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