Hanover County Department of Community Resources and Randolph-Macon College are teaming up this April to mobilize thousands of youth to shower our community with volunteer activities on Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) and Macon a Difference Day (MADD).

The goal of GYSD and MADD is to engage youth, ages 5-25, in helping non-profits and community groups to forward their missions and make Hanover an even better place to live.

We would like you to participate in these days of service by registering a service project that can be completed by youth. After your project is reviewed, approved, and processed, we will help you recruit volunteers for your project.

Or, if you are a service group (like a college fraternity or a Girl Scout troop) and have already developed a service project, you can complete this form to ensure your efforts are counted on the local, national, and international level.

We welcome projects that occur over GYSD weekend (April 15-17, 2015) and on MADD (April 25, 2015 from 9am-12pm).

We will also be holding a service fair on March 19, 2015 from 11am-1pm at the Patrick Henry YMCA. This is a great opportunity for project hosts (that's you!) to set up information about your project, meet prospective volunteers, and educate the community about the great work you do every day. A table and two chairs will be provided to each organization, group or individual that registers a project.

Some additional things to know:

While MADD is open to accepting projects of all types, projects that positively impact the environment will be given priority.

We do not provide transportation to volunteers.

While we will make every effort to recruit volunteers for your project, we can not guarantee that all of your volunteer slots will be filled.

Applications are due by Friday, February 13, 2015.

If you have any questions please contact David Duck, Youth Services Specialist, Hanover County Department of Community Resources at djduck@hanovercounty.gov or 804-365-4180.