In Honor of National Volunteer Week
(April 18-24) and Global Youth Service Day (April 23-24),
Hanover County and Community Resources wishes to thank all of Hanover's volunteers serving with various organizations, places of worship, schools and county departments. We also want to acknowledge the generosity of members of our community who are serving their neighbors as independent gestures of kindness. In all ways, a helping hand can make a momentary difference or offer a life changing gift!
We celebrate YOU!GLOBAL YOUTH SERVICE DAY
Youth of all ages can make a difference as part of GYSD weekend or throughout the year. Hanover Community Resources is engaging young people in service through a variety of service projects. Examples include assembling volunteer thank yous for some of the department's volunteers, conducting beautification projects, helping with upcoming events and more. Learn more about GYSD and future ways young people can help the community, visit our webpage HERE. Time To Get Involved?
Are YOU seeking opportunities to make a difference, here are a few current requests...County
- Vaccine Clinic and Call Center Volunteers
Adult volunteers are needed to assist with Hanover Vaccine Clinic in Ashland and to assist with answering calls and helping with vaccine appointments. Weekday (Mon-Fri) shifts of 4 hours each are available. Volunteers may choose selective dates to best fit their schedules. To express your interest, please complete the interest form HERE
. Persons interested in the Call Center opportunity may indicate within the comment section of the form. For more information contact Hanover County Community Resources at 804-365-4300. Community - Resurrection Ministries- Food Volunteers
(Formerly Resurrection Disaster Relief)
On May 22nd, numerous volunteers will be needed as drivers (60) and bag packers. This will support the nonprofit's Grocery Outreach Ministry. Anyone willing to serve can see times and dates on the "Grocery Outreach" page at www.RDRServe.com
. Signup form will be posted by end of April. Community - Resurrection Ministries- Home Repair Volunteers
Skilled labor continues to be a need for the Home Repair Ministry. Volunteers will be needed particularly after May's Grocery Outreach service date has been completed.
Volunteers can learn more and express interest at www.RDRServe.comCommunity- All Souls Community Garden Volunteers
Help put the "Community" in the Garden!
The All-Souls Community Garden depends on the good hearts of volunteers to plant and harvest the vegetables. The Garden is located on Atlee Rd. in Mechanicsville. Items are shared with MCEF and other Mechanicsville food banks. Church and community groups as well as individuals are needed. Students in middle and high school, and even college ages are especially welcomed. Garden lessons are available for younger children. Jobs include planting and picking produce, tilling, pulling weeds, washing and weighing produce, and delivery to food banks.
To schedule a time to volunteer, contact Lee Hanchey at[email protected]
or by phone 804- 514-3020. The Central Virginia VA Health Care System Chaplain Services Offers Virtual Training“Supporting Veterans within Your Congregations”
Dates/Times: Friday April 23 10am to Noon ; Friday June 4 10am to Noon
The program educates local clergy about the physical , mental, social and spiritual challenges that veterans and their families face, as well as providing resources available from the Veteran’s Administration. To RSVP email [email protected]
or call 804-675-5000 ext. 2104 Hanover County Vaccine Clinic
For information on Clinic schedules, to make an appointment or ask additional questions, residents may call the Vaccine Call Center at 804-365-3240
Specialized Transportation is available to persons 60 and older and persons with short term or long term disabilities. The service is offered by Hanover County with funding provided by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation. To learn more visit www.HanoverDASH.org
or call 804-365-DASH (3274).
Hanover Cooperative Extension announces recruitment for a Hanover 4-H Agent. Details of the position can be found HERE