HIVE Directory: Volunteering

Action Hampshire

It’s 70 years since Action Hampshire was set up and it’s been supporting voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations to deliver great services to local people and communities ever since; speaking up for the changes they would like to see; and shaping the future of where they live and work.
We support groups and individuals.
We now have a paid membership for more information click on the link:

Staple Gardens
United Kingdom
SO23 8SR
01962 854971

Community Cycle Centre

The Community Cycle Centre is a project which recycles, repairs and distributes bikes back into the community.

Walsall Road
United Kingdom
07407 374497

Cumberland House Natural History Museum

Welcome to the natural history museum of Portsmouth
You can take a walk through the A-Z of Natural History, get up close with a huge dinosaur, and visit our wonderful Butterfly House.

Cumberland House Natural History Museum is free to visit.

Eastern Parade
United Kingdom
023 9281 5276

Friends of Mary Rose Academy

The Mary Rose Academy is a special school for 181 pupils aged 2-19 years, situated across three sites in Portsmouth. We provide a highly specialist, personalised curriculum for young people with the most profound, severe and complex learning difficulties. In addition, the majority of pupils have co-occurring needs including: Autism Spectrum Condition, severe physical disabilities and highly complex medical conditions.

Gisors Road
United Kingdom
02392 852330

Gig Buddies(Aldingbourne Trust)

The idea behind Gig Buddies is that we enable people with a learning disability and / or autism to enjoy everything great within their community.

To enable and support people to do this, we recruit volunteers from within the community who are then paired with individuals based on their likes and interests so they can attend events, socialise and enjoy a number of activities together.

By matching people with the same interests and passions this in turn develops into a genuine friendship and begins to diminish social isolation.

Each participant is matched with a volunteer and then plan to meet once a month to go to a gig, concert, theatre, football, cinema or a catch up in the local park or down the local pub. Group activities are planned monthly whereby everyone can get together and share their stories and make new friends.

By being paired with a gig buddy, not only are real friendships made but the experience increases self-confidence, teaches new skills, increases independent travel, expands social networks and enables people to have lots of fun.

1 Cornwall Road
United Kingdom
07841 042909


Face-to-face coach runs will be replaced with calls or socially distanced, outdoor visits.
Community missions are being set up under new guidance.
Our official group runs are on hold for the foreseeable future.
Missions will continue to operate during this period with enhanced safety procedures.

GoodGym Portsmouth helps you get fit by doing good. We run to help out older people in Portsmouth with one-off tasks that they are no longer able to do on their own.

020 3432 3920

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts, all standing up for the natural world. Together we are the nation’s most active and influential nature conservation partnership, protecting wildlife in every part of the British Isles. Each Trust works within its local community to inspire people and bring about change.

Vicarage Lane
United Kingdom
SO32 2DP
01489 774400

Hampshire Search and Rescue

Hampshire Search and Rescue (HANTSAR) is a voluntary organisation which works alongside the police in searches for vulnerable missing persons in Hampshire.

Hampshire Constabulary
Hamble Lane
United Kingdom
SO31 4TS
0330 330 9506

Pompey In the Community

Pompey in the Community promotes education, healthy living and sporting participation and achievement among people of all ages.

Anson Road
United Kingdom
02392 728899

Portsmouth Society

The Portsmouth Society is a voluntary organisation interested in preserving the best of Portsmouth's environment: buildings, streets, green spaces and seashore, and in encouraging well designed new buildings and amenities.