The mission of the Department of Community Resources is to promote Hanover’s people, tradition and spirit by mobilizing volunteers and maximizing available resources to address community needs.
Nomination Deadline Extended to March 10th
Tell us who inspires you through their volunteer service.
Nominations are now being accepted for Hanover’s 2014 Spirit of Volunteerism Awards.
March 10th is the deadline to submit nominations. Anyone may nominate individuals or groups of any age, whether they serve small or large organizations, schools, neighborhoods, government, faith-based community initiatives or civic-led community outreach. Self-nominations are also accepted.
Awards are granted in the following categories:
Spirit of One (over 18, two recipients will be selected, one serving a school setting)
Spirit of Youth (youth under 18 or attending high school)
Spirit of Dedication (over 60)
Spirit of Team ( two or more volunteers working together for common purpose)
Spirit of Family (two or more family members volunteering for common purpose),
Spirit of Inspiration (individual serving specific organization for 20 years or more)
Commitment to Community (recognizing a Hanover business which has demonstrated a commitment to supporting the community).
All award recipients will receive an engraved plaque and a financial donation of up to $250 made in their honor to the tax-exempt organization designated on the honoree’s nomination form. All recipients will be nominated for the statewide Governor’s Community Service and Volunteerism Awards.
All nominees will be recognized and award recipients will be announced at the Spirit of Volunteerism Celebration on Tuesday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m. at Hanover High School Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. The goal of the celebration is to pay tribute to ALL volunteers within our community.
Review the Nomination Information Packet for all the details. Complete the nomination form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HanSOVNom2014 or here.
2014 Spirit of Volunteerism Award Sponsors:
Ashland Wal-Mart Superstore, Battlefield Press, Inc., Covenant Woods, Grace Community Presbyterian Church, Owens and Minor, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative and new this year, Hanover Association of Businesses and Chamber of Commerce.
Looking for volunteer opportunities for young people?
"What YOUth Can Do" offers a quick list of age-specific suggestions and contacts.
Hanover Human Service Center
12310 Washington Highway (on Route 1 in Ashland)
P.O. Box 470
Hanover, VA 23069