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Hanover, VA 23069


May/June 2018

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Lisa Adkins
Department Administrator
[email protected]



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 Public Schools: Mentors/Allies

Patrick Henry High School, Liberty Middle School and Henry Clay Elementary School are seeking adults interested in lending a willing ear and kind heart in support of a student for the coming year.  An informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 30 at 6:30 pm at Henry Clay Elementary School Gym.  If you are interested in learning more but can not attend, please call the school for which you would like to volunteer.

Hanover County: Social Services Volunteer Front Desk Support

Hanover Social Services is seeking a volunteer to help with mid-day front desk coverage/staff support at the Bell Creek Rd Human Services Office, 8475 Bell Creek Rd. Mechanicsville, VA. Contact Daricka Jackson 804-365-4138.

Hanover County: Phone Greeter-County Administration
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]

Community: Hanover Safe Place-Volunteers
Hanover Safe Place is seeking volunteers to help with their mission of ending domestic and sexual violence in our community. Volunteers provide service in a variety of situations, with survivors, in the community and in the office. Hours are flexible. An orientation will be held  on Tuesday May 29th from 6-7:30 at Hanover Safe Place. Training for those who want to work with survivors will be Monday and Wednesday evenings during the month of June. For more information please contact Patty McComas Hall at 804-368-8804 or [email protected]

Community: OAR -Volunteers

OAR of Richmond is a nonprofit reentry organization that provides services to returning citizens in the greater Richmond area. OAR is in need of volunteers to facilitate various weekly groups at the Pamunkey Regional Jail. No teaching experience is required, all training is provided by OAR of Richmond, and you must be at least 21 years old to apply. If you are interested, please fill out the volunteer application at www.oarric.org/volunteer or contact Hannah Brechlin, Community Engagement Coordinator, at [email protected]  for more information. 

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.



Free Breakfasts for Public

Moments of Hope Outreach & the Mo Hope Pantry are partnering with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Cool Spring Baptist Church, Pole Green Church of Christ, Shalom Baptist Church, and Walnut Grove Baptist Church to prepare & serve a delicious hot breakfast to their neighbors.  Dates begin May 12th and will run on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month,  from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 8050 St. Paul's Church Rd.
After breakfast, attendees are invited to stop in at the Mo Hope Pantry to stock up on free groceries, toiletries, and clothing.  The Pantry is  open on Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays 9am-12pm, and Thursdays 7pm-9pm.
 For more information, or to obtain the full schedule of dates, please call the Mo Hope Pantry 804-913-9151.

Circles Ashland Seeking Circle Group Participants

Circles Ashland is recruiting for persons currently living in poverty who are interested in being "Circle Leaders" to work with the support of others to rise above and end poverty. The program will begin its third  leaders group on Thursday, June 14.  Interviews for potential participants will begin the week of May 28th. Deadline for applications is May 23rd. to learn more visit www.circlesashland-va.org or call 804-496-1212.


Every Woman's Life Free Cancer Screenings

Every Woman’s Life (EWL) is a public health program providing services to women in the Chickahominy Health District geographic area which covers Hanover, Goochland, New Kent and Charles City Counties.   The EWL program provides access to FREE breast and cervical cancer screening and/or diagnostic services for low income and uninsured women.  The screening services provide for a mammogram and/or Pap test for women ages 40 to 64 years and diagnostic services to symptomatic women ages 18 to 39 years.   This is a grant funded program through the Center for Disease Control (CDC).  For more information and to schedule your screenings or to refer someone you know, contact Judy Marston, EWL Public Health Outreach Worker with the Chickahominy Health District at 804-365-4350 or [email protected]


 WIC Program-Provides Food and Health Education

The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program provides food and health education to pregnant or breastfeeding mothers or legal guardians of children under 5.  Medicaid or SNAP participants with children under 5 automatically qualify. WIC is available to Virginia residents regardless of citizenship. Foster parents can also register their children.  Income eligibility is based upon family size. For more information contact the Hanover Health Department at 804-365-4335.

Hanover Habitat for Humanity Homeowner Application Process Open

Are you or someone you know interested in affordable homeownership? Habitat for Humanity homeowner qualifications include: must live or work in Hanover county for at least one year; have income of $30,375 or more depending on family size; have no judgements, collections or liens; past bankruptcy or foreclosure must be 3 full years from discharge; must be willing to partner with Hanover Habitat including a minimum of 200 of "sweat equity" on home construction or other Habitat projects.  Homes offer energy efficiency, open floor plans, carpet and tile floors and other options. visit www.hanoverhfh.org or call 804-569-6108.

Support Available 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



Hanover's Spirit of Volunteerism Celebration

Join us for Hanover's annual Spirit of Volunteerism Celebration. This event is free and open to the public and will be held on Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. at Hanover High School auditorium.  Hosted by the Hanover Board of Supervisors, the goal of the celebration is to pay tribute to ALL volunteers within our community, as well as honor award nominees and announce the 2018 volunteerism award recipients. The program includes presentations, live music, awards and a light reception.  For more information call 804-365-4300.

Pop Up Job Fair May 16th

Goodwill's Mechanicsville Community Employment Center
will be hosting a Job Fair on Wednesday, May 16th from 10AM to 1:00PM at their location, 7147 Brandy Run Dr. Mechanicsville. Participating Employers include Care Advantage; YMCA; Harbor Freight Tools; Teleperformance; Lowes; Wegmans; Kelly Services and more. Call 804-417-6721 for more details.

 Informational Meeting for Mentors

 Interested in making a difference in the life a child or teen? Patrick Henry, Liberty Middle School and Henry Clay Elementary are seeking caring adult volunteers for the next school year. Your support can involve as little as monthly, twice a month or weekly school visits with your matched student depending on the setting you choose.  An informational meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 30 at 6:30 pm at Henry Clay Elementary School Gym.  If you are interested in learning more but can not attend, please call the school for which you would be interested in volunteering.

Workshop Offered for Youth Workers
Hanover Safe Place is hosting a workshop for youth workers entitled "Intersections of LGBTQIA Youth and Experiences of Violence".  The training is designed for those working with youth ages 11-22.  This free workshop will be facilitated by VA Anti-Violence Project and Side by Side.  The date will be Thursday, June 7th from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Mechanicville Library, 7461 Sherwood Crossing Place, Mechanicsville, VA 23111.  RSVP to [email protected]


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