Hanover Youth Service Council Projects

The "Hanover, Celebrating 300 Years" LOVEworks

Leaders and Youth

The Hanover Youth Service Council has unveiled a life-sized LOVE artwork, now on display at the Department of Community Resources Office, 12310 Washington Highway, Ashland, VA 23005 within the Hanover Human Services Center. 

The LOVE sign was constructed by the Hanover Youth Service Council (middle and high school youth) and volunteers, to commemorate Hanover County’s 300th birthday and to celebrate the uniqueness of Hanover, VA. Each letter represents an important element of our community.

L - A thank you to the County’s dedicated first responders.

O - The famous Hanover tomato made from recycled materials.

V - Represents community, volunteerism and agriculture.

E- Made of learning tools and highlights the excellence of our educational system.

 HYSC_LogoHYSC Fall Projects
2020 has challenged our creative thinking skills, and HYSC has become very innovative in planning service projects. Youth members have collected youth face masks, created goodie bags for elementary students and our senior neighbors. Youth leaders delivered butterflies to Hanover Manor, supported CJ's Thumbs Up Foundation and held a successful coat drive in Ashland.

Multiple service projects can be carried out remotely, from the comfort of our homes.

Youth Service Projects You Can Lead From Home!

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 in Jan, April, July, October 2021. For more information contact [email protected] or call 804-365-4180.

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