Youth Volunteer Opportunities

2019-20 HYSC Members


Thank you to all youth who  applied to be a Hanover Youth Service Council member for the 2020-2021 year. 

First HYSC meeting of the new program year
Monday, July 6, 2020 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. 


GYSD logoGlobal Youth Service Day        

Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is an annual campaign that celebrates the millions of youth who improve their communities each day of the year through service. Celebrated in over 100 countries, it is the largest service event in the world and the only day of service dedicated to youth.  The goal of GYSD is to engage youth, ages 5-25, in helping non-profits and community groups to forward their missions, as well as directly making a difference in the lives of others.  Although this year it is observed April 17-19. We are celebrating All April.

Since 2008 Hanover Community Resources has been mobilizing and empowering Hanover youth volunteers of all ages in observance of GYSD.  Although the COVID 19 virus has impacted our ability to join together physically, there is even greater importance in “giving back” and being of service in 2020.

Multiple service projects can be carried out remotely, from the comfort of our homes. Youth will be encouraged to lead their own service project or conduct one of the projects listed below to improve “our part of this world”.

Let’s Serve “Apart But Together”!

Youth Engagement Advocates of Hanover  (YEAH) - Adults

The coalition brings together youth development professionals and volunteers who have a desire to connect and share diverse perspectives. “YEAH” is open to everyone, non-profit organizations, faith based programs, and adult volunteers who work in partnership with youth. The purpose of this group is to share ideas, network, identify and enhance resources to support youth and create positive change within our community. We will be a Collective Impact Group with a shared vision for continuous improvement of Hanover youth programs. Members will work collaboratively to create meaningful service learning opportunities locally.  The Hanover Department of Community Resources will host quarterly YEAH meetings, April 22, July 22, October 21, 2020. For more information contact or call 804-365-4180. 

RSVP for the July 22, 2020 YEAH Meeting             

Hanover's Youth Engagement Team (YET)

The Youth Engagement Team (YET) workshops in 2019 were a success, nearly 30 teens from different schools worked collaboratively in creating group service projects and are now working to carry out those projects. Members of YET identified several needs within the Hanover community. Their service projects will address providing sport cheats to youth who need them, members are coordinating a pet toy collection, as well as supporting the Spring Harvest food drive to feed the hungry and two groups are creating school campaigns to raise awareness about the importance of inclusivity and acceptance of everyone.

This was an amazing group of youth, who will truly make a difference for Global Youth Service Day. Well done!  

Email us or call 804-365-4300 for more information.

Election Page Program

A high school student can apply to serve as an election page. Election pages help out at polling places. Among other duties, they assist voters who are elderly or have a disability. Contact your high school government teacher for more information or call the Voter Registration and Elections Office.

Cadet Unit  606

Cadet Unit 606 is open to Hanover County youth ages 14 to 20 years of age. Members receive law enforcement training, citizenship and character education while gaining experience in leadership roles. The Unit routinely provides community service by assisting the deputies with crime prevention activities, fingerprinting of children and traffic control at community events.

Hanover 4-H Clubs

Hanover 4-H provides experiences in a variety of interest areas, from handling livestock to showing horses, and from community service to 4-H camp, there are endless opportunities for you to become involved with 4-H and meet other awesome youth.

Parks & Recreation Volunteer Programs

Parks and Recreation Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for Volunteer Opportunities in the Community?

Check out HandsOn or our local Youth Opportunities Flyer