Youth Volunteer Opportunities

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Global Youth Service Day


Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world held each April and the only one dedicated to youth. For the past decade, thousands of Hanover youth have participated in or led one of Hanover's many registered GYSD service projects. For 2019, multiple service projects will take place on or before GYSD weekend, April 12-14th.

Registration for planning team and other information will be available in December.

Youth Leadership Corps


This group of youth attends workshops related to creating a shared project purpose, setting goals for the service project and develops a plan of action to engage local youth in supporting Hanover's Global Youth Service Day Initiative. Open to youth ages 13 and up. Recruitment will begin in December.

Youth Programming Community Coalition (Adults)


Open to professionals, 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. 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.

Explorer Post 606


Explorer Post 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 post 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.

Hanover Youth Service Council


The Hanover Youth Service Council (HYSC) consists of 35 middle and high school students from Hanover County selected for their dedication to service and leadership. Group members promote youth volunteerism, leadership and conduct service projects in and around Hanover.
Email us or call 804-365-4300 for more information.

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