Youth Volunteer Opportunities

We can help YOUth and groups plan an impactful project.  

Please contact us 804-365-4300 for service project resources or to talk about making community connections. We can help provide guidance and project materials to support our youth volunteer leaders.

Please Promote your Kindness.

Share your  service project outcomes & photos, you can email them to Kristina Yager,

The 2021 Hanover Youth Service Council's Global Youth Service Day Project was In Appreciation of Chickahominy Health District Employees.

HYSC members donated new picnic tables and created an outdoor break area for our local Virginia Department of Health staff and County employees at the Hanover County Human Service Center on Saturday 4/24.

Picnic Table Group


Picnic Table

Youth are encouraged to create and lead service projects throughout the year!
HYSC has become very innovative in planning service projects. Youth members have collected youth face masks, created goodie bags for elementary students and our senior neighbors. Youth leaders delivered butterflies to Hanover Manor, supported CJ's Thumbs Up Foundation and held a successful coat drive in Ashland.

HYSC Fall Projects

 Youth Engagement Advocates of Hanover (YEAH) - Adults

The coalition brings together youth development professionals and volunteers who have a desire to connect and share diverse perspectives. “YEAH” is open to everyone, non-profit organizations, faith based programs, and adult volunteers who work in partnership with youth. The purpose of this group is to share ideas, network, identify and enhance resources to support youth and create positive change within our community. We will be a Collective Impact Group with a shared vision for continuous improvement of Hanover youth programs. Members will work collaboratively to create meaningful service learning opportunities locally. The Hanover Department of Community Resources will host quarterly YEAH meetings in March, Junel, Sept, December 2021. For more information contact or call 804-365-4180.

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.

Cadet Unit  606

Cadet Unit 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 Unit routinely provides community service by assisting the deputies with crime prevention activities, fingerprinting of children and traffic control at community events.

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.

Parks & Recreation Volunteer Programs

Parks and Recreation Volunteer Opportunities

Looking for Volunteer Opportunities in the Community?

Check out HandsOn or our local Youth Opportunities Flyer