Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Global Youth Service Day

Global Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world and the only one dedicated to youth. Thousands of Hanover youth volunteer for one of the dozens of registered service projects. Global Youth Service Day takes place every April. This year, Global Youth Service Day is from April 21st through April 23rd.

  • Kick-Off celebration

    Join us for a celebration in honor of Global Youth Service Day. Play games, win prizes, enjoy food, and sign up for service projects for the big weekend in April. This year's Kick-Off Celebration is March 18th from 12:30pm-3:30pm at the Patrick Henry YMCA.
  • Youth Leadership Corps

    This group of youth attends a workshop in December to plan their own Global Youth Service Day project. Open to youth ages 13 and up. Registration opens each October.
  • Youth Planning Coalition

    Open to youth ages 10 and up, the Youth Planning Coalition plans the annual Global Youth Service Day service fair that takes place each March. 

Email volunteer@hanovercounty.gov or call (804) 365-4300 for more information about Global Youth Service Day programs, or learn more here. Register your service project at the GYSD 2017 Project Registration Page.

Election Page Program

A high school student can apply to serve as an election page. Election pages help out at polling places. Among other duties, they assist voters who are elderly or have a disability. Contact your high school government teacher for more information or call the Voter Registration and Elections Office.

Explorer Post 606

Explorer Post 606 is open to Hanover County youth ages 14 to 20 years of age. Members receive law enforcement training, citizenship and character education while gaining experience in leadership roles. The post routinely provides community service by assisting the deputies with crime prevention activities, fingerprinting of children and traffic control at community events.

Fire-EMS Explorer Post 607

Explorer Post 607 is open to Hanover County youth ages 16 to 21 years of age. Members receive fire education and emergency medical training, citizenship and character education while gaining experience in leadership and support roles. The post routinely provides community service by assisting the Hanover County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and Hanover Fire–EMS department with public safety events such as the Ashland Strawberry Faire, Train Day and Hanover Tomato Festival. For more information please contact Hanover CERT at HanoverCoCERT@gmail.com

Hanover 4-H Clubs

Hanover 4-H provides experiences in a variety of interest areas, from handling livestock to showing horses, and from community service to 4-H camp, there are endless opportunities for you to become involved with 4-H and meet other awesome youth.

Hanover Youth Service Council

The Hanover Youth Service Council (HYSC) consists of 35 middle and high school students from Hanover County selected for their dedication to service and leadership. Group members promote youth volunteerism, leadership and conduct service projects in and around Hanover. 

Email volunteer@hanovercounty.gov or call (804) 365-4300 for more information. 

Parks and Recreation Volunteer Programs

Parks & Recreation Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for volunteer opportunities in the community?

Check out  HandsOn or our local  youth opportunities flyer

 

 


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