Voluntary Sector

Volunteer and community groups and organisations supporting residents across the city

Support and advice

There is a thriving voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in Portsmouth, supported by HIVE Portsmouth.

Whether you’re a new parent looking for support and advice, wondering how you can access mental health services, or looking to get back into the world of work, there’s a wealth of groups and organisations working across the city to support residents.

HIVE Portsmouth is the umbrella organisation which supports the sector within the city and signposts people to where they may be able to access the right help.

The HIVE Directory allows you to search hundreds of groups and organisations supporting our communities across Portsmouth, either by name or by browsing a suggested category.

HIVE Portsmouth also hosts a calendar of community events, such as carer support groups, exercise classes specifically designed for those with certain conditions and family friendly workshops.

Volunteer in Portsmouth

Volunteering support is provided by Together in HIVE Portsmouth, a local volunteer recruitment agency which helps people find their ideal voluntary position in the Portsmouth community.

There are countless reasons why people volunteer. It’s an opportunity to get involved with your local community, a way to keep your mind active, and a way to increase your confidence and self-esteem.

With a multitude of opportunities across the city, it’s a chance to learn new skills, impress potential employers and even improve your health. Most of all it’s an opportunity to make a real difference in your city.

Find out more about volunteering opportunities in Portsmouth.