Hanover County – Spirit of Volunteerism Awards

Nominations for the  2023 Spirit of Volunteerism Awards are now open!

Through Hanover County’s annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards, the county’s Board of Supervisors, leaders and the community pay tribute to outstanding Hanover County residents and the individuals and organizations whose thousands of hours of volunteer service benefit the citizens of Hanover County.

For more information and to nominate yourself or someone else, visit https://www.hanovercounty.gov/1228/Spirit-of-Volunteerism.

Past Honor Roll Members

2023 Serve Virginia Honor Roll

Nominee Categories

Each individual or organization may submit up to two nominations. The 8 categories are as follows:

  • Spirit of One
  • Spirit of Family
  • Spirit of Inspiration
  • Spirit of Youth
  • Spirit of Dedication
  • Spirit of Youth-Team
  • Spirit of Team
  • Commitment to Community

All Nominees will receive: a signed certificate from the Hanover Board of Supervisors, their service profiled in the Spirit of Volunteerism Celebration booklet and a nominee gift presented during the Celebration.

Award Recipients will receive: an engraved plaque and a financial donation will be made in their honor to the tax-exempt organization/school or government program for which they volunteered and designated on the nomination form. They will also receive a pair of tickets to a play at the Hanover Tavern Theatre from Virginia Repertory Theatre, in honor of the 70th anniversary of the Barksdale Theatre, the nation’s eighth longest operating professional regional theatre.

Award Recipients will also be nominated to the statewide Governor’s Community Service and Volunteerism Awards.

Online Nomination Link

Download or Print the Nomination Form

In addition to the application form, don’t forget to email a photo and two letters of support to:

Hanover County Department of Community Resources
P.O. Box 470
Hanover, VA 23069
Email: volunteer@hanovercounty.gov
Fax: 804-365-4299

Category Details and Nomination Guidelines

Those eligible for nomination include Hanover County residents as well as individuals or groups whose volunteer service benefits the citizens of Hanover County.

Please review the Category Details and Nomination Guidelines.

We look forward to the opportunity to honor your nominee’s volunteer efforts. If you have any questions, please contact volunteer@hanovercounty.gov or (804) 365-4300.

Event Details

Please Mark Your Calendars to Attend The Hanover Spirit of Volunteerism Awards Celebration Tuesday, May 16, 2022 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. in the Atlee High School Auditorium.

Guest Host for the Event

Simone Cuccurullo photo

Simone Cuccurullo 

Simone Cuccurullo joined the NBC12 News Team in July of 2020. Before moving to Richmond, she spent three years as an anchor and reporter at the ABC affiliate (WZVN) in Fort Myers, Florida. There she covered devastating natural disasters such as hurricanes Irma and Dorian. Simone started her career as a morning anchor and reporter at WICU/WSEE in Erie, Pennsylvania. She is a Philadelphia native and a die-hard Eagles fan. When she’s not at work you’ll likely find her trying out restaurants, working out, or reading a good book.

Education: Temple University, Media Studies and Production.

2022 Highlights

2022 Volunteer Highlights

Hanover County’s spirit of volunteerism was aptly demonstrated in 2022 throughout the community, within schools, by volunteer firefighters, motorist assistance and rescue personnel who risked their lives for others, as well as by the many people who volunteered for non-profit and faith-based organizations. We also saw neighbors helping neighbors and new programs created to respond to developing needs, particularly related to the ongoing COVID crisis. Reports from both community-based and county-operated volunteer programs recorded more than 106,120 volunteer service hours in FY2022, with a dollar impact equivalent of approximately $3,028,700.

2022 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards

Congratulations to David and Judy Fuller for being awarded statewide recognition in the 2022 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards in the Outstanding Families category. In retirement, the Fullers have often worked together, and both have received special training courses offered by the Sheriff’s Office that enable them to provide care for children with autism and older citizens with memory disorders. In 2021, they provided 600 hours of service to Hanover County through multiple volunteer efforts that have positively impacted many residents. They are committed to filling each day with activities that help others. To learn more about the Fullers and their contributions to Hanover County, visit 2022 Governor’s Awards on Volunteerism and Community Service.

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