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Hanover, VA 23069


July/August 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…

 What YOUth Can Do- 2019   Our annual "What YOUth Can Do" resource list of  age specific youth volunteer opportunities throughout the community is NOW AVAILABLE.  Check it out at www.HanoverVolunteers.org


County: 300th  Birthday Celebration Volunteers 

Hanover County will celebrate its 300th Birthday in 2020. Volunteers with all types of interests, skills and connections are needed to help with various events and activities now and throughout the coming year including events and activities at Scotchtown- May 30, 2020; Strawberry Faire -June 6,2020; Tomato Festival- July 11, 2020; Hanover Courthouse- October 17,2020.  To join us in "party" planning, promotion and other event supports, visit the 2020 Celebration page
 of the County's website and complete our volunteer interest form, or contact Lisa Adkins at [email protected]

Community: Ashland Lunch Train Volunteers

 This summer outreach program is coordinated by Duncan  Memorial Church.  Volunteer prepare 175 bag lunches on Mondays & Thursdays and distribute them at various neighbors in the Ashland area. Volunteers are needed to prepare lunches and conduct "route deliveries". routes include Omni Park area, Shady Grove Motel; Henry Clay Apartments, Taylor Street area and Sedgefield.  Lunch prep begins at 9:15, deliveries begin at 10:15. Routes are usually completed by 11:15. To volunteer contact Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, [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.


   US Census Positions- The US government is currently seeking applicants for Census taker positions with starting salaries of  $19/hr and mileage.  Must be 18 or older.  Apply on line at  www.2020census.gov  or call 1-855-562-2020. 


Social Services Cooling Assistance

 Applications are now being accepted for Cooling Assistance.  This program provides assistance for repair or replacement of cooling equipment and/or payment for electricity to operate cooling equipment. Eligible households must have at least one vulnerable individual who is age 60 or older, is living with a disability, or is under the age of 6. households must also meet guidelines for monthly gross income.  Maximum for a family of 4 is $2,790. Applications are available from local social services offices, or at the Virginia CommonHelp website.  Applicants may also receive assistance to apply by calling 855-635-4370.

Every Women's Life

The Every Woman's Life is a public health program that provides free breast and cervical cancer screens to uninsured, low income women. As of January 2019 the income qualifications were increased so that more women now qualify! To learn if you may qualify to receive a free mammogram and pap, contact the program at 804- 365-4350 or email [email protected] . If you represent an organization we also have fliers, brochures and are available for presentations or to attend your event.

Hanover Community Services Board Offers Free Parenting Classes

Now and throughout the year, a variety of evening parenting classes are available to the public.  Upcoming workshops include Giving Children Responsibility for Themselves; Creating Positive Sibling Relationships; and Parenting a Child with ADHD. For more information or to register visit the course schedule of "Discover Recreation" on Hanover County's website.

Senior Connections Benefit Enrollment Center

This new program is available to persons receiving Medicare and designed to assist with application processes for benefits such as SNAP; Cooling Assistance and others.  Call 343-3000 to make an appointment.  

New Opioid Response Outreach Coordinator at Health Department

 Meet the Hanover Health Department's newest team member, Felicia Baez.  She is the Opioid Response Outreach Coordinator and is here to provide REVIVE! trainings on how to respond to an opioid overdose.  Contact Felicia to schedule a training for your church, staff or to individually register for local trainings.  Email:  [email protected]  or call 804-305-5891

Nominations Open Aug 9th for Jean C. Harris Awards

The Hanover Community Services Board established an annual award in the name of long time board member, community volunteer and advocate, Jean C. Harris. Since 2000, The Jean C. Harris Award for Excellence has been presented to Hanover-based individuals, families, or groups that have made outstanding contributions in the areas of intellectual/developmental disabilities, mental health, and/or substance use. Three awards will be given this year. Details and the nomination form will be available at https://www.hanovercounty.gov/675/Jean-C-Harris-Award beginning August 9th. Submission deadline will be September 9th.  For more information contact Ivy Sager at
[email protected]


HYSC 20th Annual School Supply Drive

Hanover Youth Service Council is currently collecting school supplies for distribution to all public schools within the county. Collections run through August 5th. Collection boxes are located at all Hanover branches of the Pamunkey Libraries, Hanover county government offices such as the Administration building; Community Resources; Chenault-Weems building; and  Edward Jones Office in Ashland. For families in need of school supplies all items will be delivered to school guidance departments prior to the start of school. For more information call 365-4300.

District#41 Probation & Parole Community Celebration
Celebrate National Night Out in Ashland on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at the District 41 office, 103 Green Chimneys Court, Ashland,  from 4 -8 pm. For more information contact 804-752-5507.

National Night Out At King's Charter hosted by Hanover Sheriff's Office
Support neighborhood and law enforcement partnerships by celebrating National Night Out on August 6th from 5pm to 8:30pm at the King's Charter Club House, 9407 King's Charter Dr. Mechanicsville, 23116.  Meet county deputies and safety personnel, join in activities, and gain information and resources for the whole family.  HYSC will be collecting school supplies so bring your donations!  For more information contact Crime Prevention Specialist Russ Beltran at [email protected]  or 365-7116.


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