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Help Create Youth Volunteer Opportunities

We are seeking to mobilize thousands of youth to shower our community with volunteer activities on or around April 20-22, 2018, the weekend of Global Youth Service Day (GYSD).

The goal of GYSD is to engage youth, ages 5-25, in creating their own service projects or helping non-profits and community groups to serve others and make Hanover an even better place to live.

Join us in this goal by registering a service project that can be completed by youth. We can help with design concepts, promotion, and recruitment of volunteers for your project. Submit your project information to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GYSDPJ18 by Friday, March 5th.

For more details contact Danielle Sarbo, Youth Services Specialist [email protected] or call 804-365-4180.

Do you know a Young Change Maker?

Hanover's GYSD Kick-Off Party will be held on March 17th at the Patrick Henry YMCA, 12:30-2:30pm.

As part of our 2018 GYSD Kick-Off Party we want to acknowledge young people in our community who are volunteering to make a difference. In addition to promoting all the GYSD projects available to young people, the event will include food, music and recognition of all nominated Young Change Makers!

Enter your Young Change Maker nominee at www.surveymonkey.com/r/GYSDKickoffparty2018 .

Consider nominating your outstanding youth volunteer for Hanover County's Spirit of Youth Award, for even broader recognition. See information below...

2018 Spirit of Volunteerism Awards - Nominations Open

Help us recognize the dedication of local volunteers who are making positive impacts in our community! Hanover’s 2018 Spirit of Volunteerism Award nomination process is OPEN NOW through March 16th.

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)
Commitment to Community (recognizing a Hanover business 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 15 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 2018 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.
Be Sure To Read…

 Nomination Information Packet

Use One of the Following…

        Fillable Nomination Form—Download, Complete, Print and Submit


        Online Form   https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SOV2018

“Thank you!” to our 2018 Spirit of Volunteerism Awards 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.

Have Questions?  Call us:  (804) 365-4300 or email: [email protected] 


Congratulations 2017 Spirit of Volunteerism Award Recipients

Outstanding volunteers from across the county were honored during Hanover's annual volunteerism celebration. 40 award nominees were recognized. This year's award recipients were announced in the following categories:
 Spirit of Youth Award
Andrew Cunningham
     Addison Raso
Spirit of Dedication Award
     Alan Fearnow
Spirit of Family Award
     Tommy and Jimmy Davis
Spirit of Team Award
     Hanover's Sheriff's Office Motorist Assistance Team
     Regional Hospital Accompaniment Response Team
Spirit of One Award
Karen Altman
      Susan Shearouse
Spirit of Inspiration Award
      James C. Miles, Jr.
Commitment to Community Award
Chick-fil-A of Mechanicsville

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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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Contact us at 804-365-4300 or by email.