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Hanover, VA 23069


May 2019

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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…

Celebrate Hanover's Spirit of Volunteerism!

RSVP to attend Hanover's countywide celebration of community and service to others.  This free event will be held on May 14th at Hanover High School.  Doors open at 6:30 pm and program begins at 7pm.  The Hanover County Board of Supervisors and Hanover Community Resources invites to  enjoy an informal evening of live performances by Hanover High Strings; Hanover Concert Band, Hanover Jazz Band, Presentations, Awards, performance by Jason Call the 2019 Hanover Idol.  Guest Host will be Andrew Freiden, Channel 12 Meteorologist.  RSVP today at www.HanoverVolunteers.org   

Community:  Challenger Baseball -Volunteers to support Opening Day Event - THIS SATURDAY

Community members are sought to help with the activities of Opening Day for Challenger Baseball at Mechanicsville Little League.  This league is designed for youth with special needs.  This will be the league's fundraiser with activities for all ages and abilities.  Volunteers needed to help staff various stations. Contact Tracy 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. 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. 


Unit Support Staff- Virginia Cooperative Extension

The Hanover Unit/Office of Virginia Cooperative Extension is hiring for the Unit Support Staff position This is a full-time, benefited, position that is housed at 13015 Taylor Complex Lane, Ashland, VA. The hired individual will work independently with general direction from the unit staff providing clerical/administrative support to unit/area faculty and staff; effectively communicate with diverse individuals and groups; and maintain and reconcile financial, personnel, and inventory records.
Required qualifications: Training/experience in performing tasks that support the operation of a professional office environment; demonstrated computer skills in word processing applications; database management, electronic spreadsheets, email and the Internet; strong communication and interpersonal skills; experience prioritizing and managing time effectively for performing multiple tasks. To apply visit:  http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/96420



 Free Community Breakfast Offered on Saturdays

Moments of Hope Outreach and the Mo Hope Pantry have partnered with St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Shalom Baptist Church, Pole Green Church of Christ and other groups to offer hot breakfast every Saturday morning. Location is St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 8050 St. Paul's Church Rd. Hanover, VA 23069. Hours are from 8am to 10am. 

 The Mo Hope Pantry 

 The Mo Hope Pantry is located at 13400 Hanover Courthouse Rd. Hanover VA 23069.  The Pantry provides free groceries and toiletries for those in need.  Hours are Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9am to 12pm. and in the evenings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 7pm to 9pm.  For more information about the free breakfasts or the pantry call 804-913-9151.

OpioidSolutionsrva.com Website Launched

Hanover, Richmond City, Chesterfield and Henrico have joined together to launch a regional website to provide education, prevention, treatment and recovery information and resources related to opioid addiction. Regional and locality specific information is available. Visit:

Free Children's Books Thru Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

    The Hanover Early Childhood Council and the Hanover Rotary Club have partnered to promote the love of reading by coordinating the Dolly Parton Imagination Library within our community.  This program sends free, age appropriate books to a child's home once a month from birth to age 5. The program is currently available to children living in zip codes 23005 and 23111. Additional zip codes in the county are being considered soon, as funding becomes available. The program is also independently coordinated in Doswell for children in zip code 23047. No other forms of eligibility are required. To learn more or to register a child, visit www.imaginationlibrary.com . To help sponsor a child ( $30 covers costs for a child for a year), donations can be made to the Hanover Rotary Club Foundation, PO Box 1858, Mechanicsville, VA 23116.  To learn more about the Council and this initiative, call 804-814-8005 or contact Hanover Community Resources at 804-365-4300.

Employment Assistance 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. to learn more call 804-417-6721. 

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

A pilot program is available to provide low cost rides to seniors (age 60 and over) who need transportation to medical appointments.  The pilot program offers 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.

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. 


 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.


REVIVE Training Offered by Hanover Health Dept   Learn how opioid overdoses happen and how Naloxone works to reverse overdoses; learn to recognize overdoses and risk factors for overdoses. The training will be held May10th 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Large Meeting room of the Hanover Human Services Center in Ashland.  register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3DF332Y .  (Enter Trainer Gary Graham).  If you have questions contact Caitlin Hodge, [email protected]

Public Meetings in Hanover for Regional Housing Strategies

The Partnership for Housing Affordability (PHA) is taking the lead on the development of a Regional
Housing Framework that will serve as a mechanism for  focus and collaboration in addressing the
region’s housing challenges. Your input is needed!  What are your most important community values?
 join in the discussion on the housing needs of the Hanover community. Meeting dates in Hanover: Wednesday, May 15, 6:30 to 8:30pm and Thursday, June 27 same time. Both meetings will be held at the Richmond Times Dispatch Distribution Center, 8460 Times Dispatch Blvd. Mechanicsville, 23116. Visit www.PHARVA.com/framework to register or call 804-422-5013.


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