Visit www.HanoverVolunteers.org to view an array of volunteer opportunities within county departments and throughout the Greater Richmond area. Here are just a few local opportunities…
Do Your Part! Honor an Outstanding Volunteer!
Hanover's annual Spirit of Volunteerism Award Nomination process is now OPEN. Share your stories of outstanding volunteers within one of 8 categories. Hanover will honor all nominees at the Countywide Spirit of Volunteerism Celebration on May 14th. Award recipients will be announced at this free event of music food and more. In addition to receiving an engraved award, each selected award recipient within each category will be further recognized with a contribution of up to $300 made in their honor to the organization or program for which they have volunteered. Award categories recognize Youth, Youth Groups, Adults, Senior Citizens, Adult Groups, Long-Serving Volunteers, Families and Community Minded businesses. Deadline for nominations is March 16th. To review the nomination packet and submit you-- nomination, visit www.hanovervolunteers.org or call us at 804-365-4300.Community: Hanover Habitat-Mid Day Crew
Despite the chill of Winter, volunteers are needed to continue the work of making dreams come true as the mid-day work crews. Construction continues despite the cold. To offer your help visit https://www.hanoverhfh.org/volunteer-opportunities/
.Community: Hanover Senior Rides - Volunteer Driver
This program provides limited transportation to residents over 60 or persons with disabilities who do not have the resources to obtain their own transportation to doctors or other daily activities such as grocery shopping. Volunteer drivers are well screened and trained. They may select the schedules (individual rides) that they drive. Volunteers use their own vehicles but insurance coverage is provided. To volunteer to transport residents of Mechanicsville Area call 804-357-9360; to volunteer to transport in Ashland/Central and Western area call 804-543-6115.
US Census Positions- The US government is currently seeking applicants for Census taker positions with starting salaries of $19/hr and mileage. Must be 18 or older. Apply on line at www.2020census.gov or call 1-855-562-2020.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Hanover County now offers specialized transportation services for persons 60 and over and for persons with a short term or long term disability. Riders pay a co-pay of $6 for one way trip. Transportation offers on demand service, those needing a wheelchair accessible vehicle are asked to book with at least 24 hour notice to ensure coverage. Qualifying trips include medical appointments, grocery shopping, banking, trips to Hanover county government buildings and trips to formal social/recreational programs within Hanover county and 7 mile boundary beyond the county border. Service is also available to the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA facility. To complete an application or view the program details visit www.HanoverDASH.org or call 804-365-3274.
This service is funded by a Federal / State grant from the Department of Rail and Public Transportation and local funds. Service is contracted with Roundtrip health transportation.
Immunizations and Shingles Shots
The Hanover Health Department provides immunizations by appointment. All school required and recommended vaccines for children as well as all recommended vaccines for adults are available. The Health Department currently has the new Shingles vaccines for adults 50 years and older. The flu vaccine is still available for anyone ages 6 months and older. Vaccines are available for those with or without health insurance. If you have any immunization or vaccine related questions, please call the Nurse Supervisor, Carolyn Garcia: 804-365-4326.
To schedule a vaccination appointment, please call the front desk: 804-365-4313. Appointments are available every Wednesday afternoon as well as every 1st and 3rd Tuesday morning.
Social Services Crisis Assistance
Applications for Crisis Assistance brgan November 1 and is based upon availability of funds. This assistance is intended to assist with emergency heating needs when no other resources are available. It is a one time only service for heating security deposit; and/or heating equipment repair or purchase. Income guidelines must also be met. Applications will be available at social services offices, or at the Virginia CommonHelp website. Applicants may also receive assistance to apply by calling 855-635-4370.
Senior Connections Benefit Enrollment Center
This new program is available to persons receiving Medicare and designed to assist with application processes for benefits such as SNAP; Cooling Assistance and others. Call 343-3000 to make an appointment.
Opioid Rapid Revive "Drop In" Training
Hanover Health Department will offer a walk in training opportunity on Tuesday, January 14th from 10am to 4pm
12312 Washington Highway, Ashland, VA. Get trained to save a life. Free Narcan will be provided to those who complete the 10 minute training. For more information contact Felicia Baez 804-305-5891 or email: email@example.com
Adult Youth Leaders Invited to YEAH Meeting
Hanover Community Resources is reaching out to youth program leaders from all sectors of the community to formulate a coalition with the goal of identifying local programs, supporting quality youth services and potential partnerships as well as offering professional development. You are invited to attend the first meeting of YEAH (Youth Engagement Advocates of Hanover) on January 22nd at Noon at Mechanicsville Branch Library, 7461 Sherwood Crossing Pl, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.
If you are interested RSVP here so we can order lunch for you! Have questions? Contact Kristina Yager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 804-365-4180.
Hanover County Offices January Holiday Closings
County Offices will be closed on January 17th for Lee-Jackson Day and January 20th for Martin Luther King Day. More details about specific facilities are available on the county website at www.hanovercounty.gov .