The Hanover Youth Service Council (HYSC) is currently seeking members for their 2022-2023 membership term. The Hanover Youth Service Council is a youth-led service organization that strives to make a difference in the greater Hanover community. The council is sponsored by the Department of Community Resources. The goal of the program is to bring together students from throughout Hanover County who demonstrate a strong commitment to the values of leadership and community service.
Rising 8th grade through 11th grade students who live in Hanover and/or attend a Hanover school are eligible. Youth representatives from each middle and high school are encouraged to apply. In addition, we would like to see community representatives apply from private and home school programs. Our goal is to engage youth from the entire county with diverse experiences and backgrounds.
Serving on the Hanover Youth Service Council is a time commitment, and members must be able to balance their current obligations with the responsibilities that come with being a council member. Members are expected to attend monthly meetings and participate in at least 50 hours of community service each year. Meetings are scheduled the first Monday of each month from 7-8:30 p.m. Projects will vary each month. Members are highly encouraged to develop and lead their own service projects. Prior volunteer or leadership experience is not a requirement.
Students interested in applying for the HYSC should review the application and Hanover County HYSC Bylaws on the County’s website. The application and bylaws can be read here. If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact us via email at [email protected] or call 804-365-4180. The deadline to submit applications is Friday, Oct. 7.