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, April 22, July 22, October 21, 2020. For more information contact or call 804-365-4180. 

RSVP for the April 22, 2020 YEAH Meeting                   

 GYSD logoGlobal Youth Service Day  April 17 to 19, 2020               

Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is an annual campaign that celebrates and mobilizes 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. 

For 2020, multiple service projects will take place on or before GYSD weekend.  Youth of all ages will be encouraged to lead their own service project or participate in countywide projects to improve our community. 

                     Be a Part of Hanover Global Youth Service Day April 18th

The Hanover Youth Service Council (HYSC) invites you to join them at Hanover’s K9 Heroes Day event at Pole Green Park from 9am- 1pm.  HYSC members will be onsite to engage our community in GYSD service learning activities.



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