Friday, March 8 is the deadline to nominate someone for a Hanover County 2019 Spirit of Volunteerism Award!
These annual awards recognize outstanding volunteer service throughout our county. Anyone may nominate inspiring individuals or groups of any age, whether they serve small or large organizations, schools, neighborhoods, government, faith-based community initiatives or civic-led community outreach. Self-nominations are also welcomed.
Awards are granted in the following categories: Spirit of One (honoring an individual over 18); Spirit of Youth (honoring youth or youth group up to age 18 or still in high school); Spirit of Dedication (honoring an individual 60 and over); Spirit of Team (honoring two or more adult volunteers working toward a common cause); Spirit of Family (honoring two or more family members working together toward a common purpose); Spirit of Inspiration (honoring an individual who has volunteered 20 years or more for a specific organization); Commitment to Community (recognizing a Hanover business which has demonstrated a sustained commitment to supporting the community); and new this year, Spirit of Youth – Team, (honoring an exceptional group of youth or club whose members are 18 are younger and still attending high school)
Award recipients will be announced at the Spirit of Volunteerism Celebration on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Hanover High School. All nominees will be recognized at the event and receive a nominee gift and a certificate from the Board of Supervisors. The celebration is free and open to the public. The goal of the celebration is to pay tribute to ALL volunteers within our community, as well as honor award nominees and announce the 2019 award recipients.
Online submission information and other details are available at www.hanovervolunteers.org or by contacting the Department of Community Resources at (804) 365-4300.