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P.O. Box 470
Hanover, VA 23069


October/November/December 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…

Making Holidays Bright 2018: Looking for ways to help others for Thanksgiving or Christmas?  Check out Hanover's annual Making Holidays Bright listing of opportunities for families, groups and individuals to give to others by creating, collecting, adopting, visiting and more...  visit www.HanoverVolunteers.org to download your copy.

Community: Workshop/Training Offered for Persons interested in Helping Applicants Apply for Expanded Health Coverage-
Tuesday, November 13th from 9:30am to 2:30pm, lunch provided, no fee.  Location: Hanover Human Services Complex Large Meeting Room. 12310 Washington Highway, Ashland, VA 23005.  Details and  registration: http://files.constantcontact.com/52e1d247001/945cb71b-1604-4ea5-9595-1bfe120247e1.pdf

Community:  Community Thanksgiving Volunteers
Volunteer to support the Free Thanksgiving Dinner on November 22nd from noon to 2:30pm at First Baptist Church in Ashland.  To volunteer "day of" or before, contact Tammy at 804-798-6040.  See related event post below.

Community: The Giving Heart Community Thanksgiving Feast Volunteers
Greater Richmond Convention Center, Thursday, November 22nd, 11am to 2:00pm.  Volunteer day or before in a variety of roles. visit www.thegivingheart.org for more details on how to get involved.

Hanover County: Leaders In Training Volunteers- Parks and Recreation Summer Program

Applications for paid summer positions (recreation aides, therapeutic recreation aides and recreation supervisors) and volunteer positions (Leaders-in-Training for rising 9th - 12th graders available) will be available November to February for the upcoming summer sessions at


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 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. Drivers are particularly needed in western Hanover to expand this resource across our county. 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.

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. 


Job Fairs and Training Opportunities are available through Goodwill Employment Centers
Goodwill offers a variety of resources to assist with your job search, including resume writing, computer training, hiring events, career planning and specialized training.  Goodwill's Workforce Development offers credentialing for Certified Medical Assistants; Certified Nursing Assistants; and Customer Service.  The Mechanicsville Employment Center is located at 7147 Brandy Run Dr. Mechanicsville, VA 23111.

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. The worker is bilingual in English and Spanish.  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

Pilot Senior Transportation Program

For a limited time, due to grant funding, a short-term pilot program will be available to provide low cost rides to seniors (age 60 and over) who need transportation to medical appointments.  The pilot program will offer direct, non-stop, door-to-door transportation to medical appointments. this is in addition to the existing Hanover Senior Rides volunteer transportation services. For seniors living in Mechanicsville Area zip codes 23111 and 23116 call Hanover Senior Rides  at 804-357-9360 (Medical & personal business trips).  For seniors living in Ashland/Central Hanover zip codes 23005, 23047, 23059 or 23069 call Hanover Senior Rides at 804-543-6115.  For seniors living in other Hanover zip codes call Senior Connections Ride Connection at 804-672-4495 (medical trips only) which will partner with UZURV on-demand services using screened and specially trained drivers.  The program will offer direct non-stop door to door transportation at a rate of $6.00 one way and $12.00 round trip.  This is a partnership between Hanover Senior Rides, Hanover County, Senior Connections,  and UZURV.
For more information contact Hanover Dept. of Community Resources at 804-365-4300.

Hanover Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Appliances, Appliances, Appliances! Consider Hanover Habitat the new scratch and dent of Mechanicsville! Find all your appliances at a fraction of the cost. They have new inventory coming in weekly! Keep up to date with inventory, sales, and more by following their Facebook page!

Nonprofit Offers Help with Used Car Loans   

Many hard-working people are having difficulty buying cars because of their lack of or challenging credit history.  A local nonprofit organization, HumanKind Ways to Work, is trying to change that by offering fair interest character based vehicle loans to working individuals. 
To qualify for this program, applicants must:

  •  Be 18 years of age or older

  • Live in the cities of Richmond, Petersburg, the tri-cities region, and the  counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico, Charles City, or Goochland
  • Be currently employed for at least six months, working a minimum of  25 hours a week
  • Not be in the process of filing or currently in bankruptcy
  • Have a valid Virginia Driver’s License.
  • Have the ability to repay the loan.

For more information on the HumanKind Ways to Work Program, contact HumanKind at 804- 888-8229. 

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.


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.


Hiring Event - Mechanicsville Publix Grocery Store - October 28 and 29th

Multiple positions. Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm at the Virginia Crossings Hotel & Conference Center, 1000 Virginia Center Parkway, Glen Allen, VA 23059. Starting salary: $13/hr most positions.

Hiring Event Hosted by Goodwill- Thursday, November 15th  

10:00am to 1:00pm at the Mechanicsville Goodwill Employment Center, one on one interviews, multiple employers seeking to fill positions such as LPNs, Food Services, Assistant Food Service Managers, Call Center staff, Technicians, Office Managers and more.  804-417-6721.

Parks & Recreation Offers Diners Club for Ages 50+

Be a part of the new Diners Club for those 50+ years of age.  The club will visit different local restaurants on the first Wednesday of each month from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Short presentations from local community contacts will also be offered.  Reservations are required.  Upcoming dates are November 7th and December 5.  For details and to reserve your spot visit: www.hanoverparksrec.com

Youth and Young Adult Health Forum-Saturday, November 17th

9:00am to 3:00pm at Lee-Davis High School.  Sponsored by the Chickahominy Baptist Association.  Event will include continental breakfast, healthy lunch, health screenings, active demonstrations, Swingers Jump Rope Double Dutch team and community service project -donations of individual cereals and juice boxes.  $5 fee to register. Call 804-357-7342 or email [email protected]

Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner- Thursday, November 22nd
Noon to 2:30pm at First Baptist Church Ashland, 800 Thompson St. Ashland.  To attend call Helen or Price at 804-798-8988. Limited transportation available within Ashland Town limits. 

Community Services Board Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary of "Same Day Access" Services- Saturday, December 1st
11:00 am to 2:30 pm.  (Narcan Training: 1:30 -2:30pm) Hanover Community Services , 12300 Washington Highway, Ashland. Event will include tour of the agency, meet and greet with staff,  mental health resources, information and assistance with applications for Expanded Health Insurance for Adults, Narcan training, children's games and food.  For information contact 804-365-4222.


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