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Posted on: March 9, 2022

[ARCHIVED] March 18 is nomination deadline for "Spirit of Volunteerism" awards

Did you know that Hanover County has a program that recognizes outstanding volunteers, of all ages? It’s called “Spirit of Volunteerism” and it honors volunteers not only of all ages but from all walks of life.

For example, if you know of an outstanding young volunteer less than 18 years of age or still attending high school, please nominate them for a “Spirit of Youth” Award. There is also a “Spirit of Youth-Team”. 

“Spirit of Dedication” nominations for volunteers who are age 60 or over.

“Spirit of Family” nominations honor two or more family members who work together for a common purpose and demonstrate outstanding volunteer engagement. 

“Spirit of Team” nominations recognize a group or team of two or more adult volunteers working towards a common purpose.

“Spirit of One” nominations honor the services and commitment of an individual adult volunteer 19 years of age or older. 

“Spirit of Inspiration” nominations are for those who have volunteered for 20 years or more within a specific organization.

The “Commitment to Community” Award will honor a Hanover business that exemplifies strong community values and a sustained commitment to supporting the community.

Nomination forms are available online at You can also call the Department of Community Resources at (904) 365-4300 to get a form.

You can submit up to two nominations. However, the deadline is fast approaching: Friday, March 18, at 5 p.m.

“The Spirit of Volunteerism Award Ceremony is a longstanding Hanover County tradition that shines a spotlight on amazing volunteers who demonstrate outstanding dedication and commitment to their community by sharing their time, talent and resources to make a positive impact in the lives of others,” said Debra Preston, Director of the Department of Community Resources. “We hope you will take time to nominate those extraordinary individuals, families, groups and businesses whose volunteer endeavors make Hanover County a great place to live, work and play!”

For more information go to

Awards will be presented on Thursday, May 12, in the auditorium at Hanover High School at 7 p.m.

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