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P.O. Box 470
Hanover, VA 23069



Volunteer Opportunities

Local Human Services & Programs

Community Events

Lisa Adkins
Department Administrator
[email protected]

Get Involved

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…

Hanover County- County Phone

Hanover County seeks volunteers to assist in answering main county phone line and directing citizens to the proper department. Week days and shifts are flexible. For more information contact Lisa Adkins at 804-365-4302 or email [email protected]

Hanover County- Officer of Elections                                                                                 

This is a sworn appointment by the Hanover County Electoral Board. The volunteer enforces and safe guards the election process to ensure a fair and impartial election.  Duties include but not limited to:  assisting in certifying the number of votes cast at the precinct; demonstrating voting equipment, issuing ballots to voters; setting up and closing the polls. Training will be conducted and financial compensation is offered. To learn more contact Hanover Voter Registration and Election Office at 804-365-6080 or email [email protected]

Community: Hanover Safe Place

Hanover Safe Place  announces it's fall Volunteer Training! This training is for adults interested in  conducting outreach activities and/or working with clients. The training will start on Tuesday, September 5th from 6-9pm and will continue every Tuesday and Wednesday evening through September 27th. Anyone interested in learning more, please contact Patty Hall at 804-752-2728 or at [email protected].

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 area call 804-543-6115.  

Cooling Assistance Programs

  • Applications for Social Services Cooling Assistance started June 15 and will run through August 15. This program helps with cooling equipment repairs or purchases or for assistance with payment of the electric bill to operate cooling equipment.  Eligibility is based upon income requirements.  Eligible households must include an elderly or disabled person, or a child under 6 years of age living in the home.  For more information visit http://www.dss.virginia.gov/benefit/ea/ .
  • For the 27th year, Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging is helping older adults combat summer heat through their “Senior Cool Care Program.”  The program is open to low income older adults age 60 and older who reside in the City of Richmond and the Counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent and Powhatan. Applicants may be eligible for a fan or a/c window unit. The program is funded and supported by Dominion Energy and the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Applicants are encouraged to call (804) 343-3005 to leave their name, address and phone number. A Senior Connections representative will return the call. The program will end on Friday, September 29th.

Support for Parents of Young Children

  • In-home parent education and support is available to pregnant woman or new mothers with children up to 5 years old who live in Hanover County. This service is provided in the family’s own home at no cost to parents and is designed to offer education related to promoting a healthy pregnancy, positive parenting skills, child development activities and knowledge of child developmental stages. The program also assists families to connect with various community resources in order to address the needs of parents and children during the stages of early childhood. The Parents As Teachers program is a partnership of Hanover County and Family Lifeline. For more information or to make a referral contact Family Lifeline at 804-249-5414.

Free Breakfast Program

  • Mechanicsville Library offers free breakfast for children and teens on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 11am,  through August 25th. No registration required. Must be under 18years of age. For more info. contact 746-9615.

HYSC School Supply Drive Ends August 23rd

  • Members of the Hanover Youth Service Council have placed their school supply collection boxes at all Hanover Branches of the Pamunkey Library System,  County Administration Building, Wickham Building, Community Resources  Office, Burkwood Swim & Racquet Club, Covenant Woods and other locations. School supplies for all grade levels are needed. All donations from boxes will be picked up on August  23rd and  will be sorted by the members for distribution to each of Hanover's schools. Families in need of school supplies should contact their school Guidance Departments. For more information contact Danielle Sarbo, Youth Services Specialist at [email protected]

Hanover Habitat Home Repair Blitz

  • Hanover Habitat for Humanity Home Repair Blitz is a day dedicated to completing exterior repairs on multiple homes in one neighborhood. The next Repair Blitz is September 30, 2017. Instead of building a new house, the goal will be repairing an occupied home. Projects will include repairs to wheelchairs ramps, rails and porches, outside painting, minor outside siding and door repairs, safety improvements, landscaping and outdoor clean-up.  The Habitat Home Repair Program aims to extend the work of Hanover Habitat into the neighborhoods where they build - and deliver critical home repairs to improve health, safety and well-being of residents in Ashland, around the streets of S.Taylor, and Randolph St.  Volunteer Team leaders are needed. Team Leaders must have a basic knowledge and understanding of construction.  If interested, email Amanda Gunter at [email protected] 
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