Youth Volunteer Opportunities

2019-20 HYSC Members


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. Membership drive conducted each spring.

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, starting on January 22 2020. For more information contact or call 804-365-4180.                  

Global Youth Service Day (GYSD)

GYSD is the largest service event in the world and is the only day of service engaging youth across the global.  The annual campaign celebrates and mobilizes the millions of youth who improved the communities each day of the year through service and service learning. Hanover Community Resources, community partners and county youth team up to each year to demonstrate this impact among the youth in our community.   For 2020, multiple service projects will take place on or before GYSD weekend, April 17-19th.
 All youth will be encouraged to create or participate in projects to improve their community.  More to come in January!

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