Volunteer Christmas Roles!

25 October 2023

Volunteer Christmas Roles!

As Christmas is steadily making its way towards us, so are the volunteering opportunities! We have a selection of volunteering roles below that are open throughout the Christmas period. So if you are interested in spreading some joy and cheer throughout December, sign up to a opportunity below.

These roles will be periodically updated throughout the Christmas season, so keep an eye out for new roles!

*Please note that we do not have any roles available on Christmas day*


Groundlings Panto Volunteers at Together in the Hive Portsmouth

We really would benefit from some “shift volunteers” who are happy to come along and help in our busy front-of-house roles during panto. They will be responsible for meet and greet of the customers, plus they will be given fire training at the start of every show so they can act as Fire Marshall during performances. We may also ask if they can help to sell a few items like ice-cream or raffle tickets during the show interval.

Our Stage and Tech manager requires some support backstage for our panto. We are looking for one stagehand for each production who will basically support the cast and stage manager to ensure set is moved when required and props are where they need to be throughout the show. A script will be backstage with all notes of when set changes/props are required and full training will be given from out stage manager.

Please note, it may be useful for any volunteers interested in the Stagehand role to be available for one of our dress rehearsals. By being at the dress rehearsal for an hour or so, volunteers can see how the show runs, and get some practice of the role ahead of shows. If a volunteer wants to do this role but cannot attend a dress rehearsal, the stage manager will look to train them separately.

Opportunity – Hive Portsmouth


Christmas wreath or table decorations, or refreshments or general helper

Help at one charity event, or both. Offer guidance on how to make Christmas wreath or table decoration ( on a log base) or a craft. Or help set up and tidy or offer refreshments

Opportunity – Hive Portsmouth


Christmas Care Home Gifts

Would you like to spread some Christmas cheer and joy by donating a gift for a Portsmouth Care Home Resident?

We have been given the details of a few Care Home residents who are living with dementia, and do not have any family/friends.  This means that they may not receive any gifts at Christmas.  If you are able to donate a gift for one of these residents (there are male and female recipients) we will distribute them and know that they will be enormously gratefully received.

All you need to do is register your interest and drop off any gift(s) to us at Portsmouth Central Library please as, unfortunately, we are not able to collect them.

Opportunity – Hive Portsmouth


Handmade items for Care Home Christmas Fayre

We are fundraising for our residents Amenities Funds at our  Annual Christmas Fayre on Saturday 9th December 11am – 3.30pm.

At the fayre we will have a Tombola, raffle, Santa visit, cakes and refreshments and plants for sale.

We will also have a hand made item stall.  We would be most grateful if anyone would like to contribute to the handmade stall with items or cards to sell.

With money raised previously at our events we have paid for wonderful events such as Farm Visits, Dancers, Entertainment and more so very important for our residents well being.

Items would need to be dropped off to Portsmouth Central Library by Monday 4th December

Opportunity – Hive Portsmouth


Christmas Hamper Appeal 2023 at Home Start Portsmouth

We are so excited to announce the launch of our Christmas Hamper Appeal 2023!

We ask the community of Portsmouth to donate a hamper to a family supported by Home-Start throughout the year. A hamper full of treats and goodies for everyone in the family.  You will then be added to our hamper oracle and be given a designated family to gift for.

We politely ask for new items (we love recycling here at Home-Start HQ, but a new gift is the real treat :-)), no alcohol, no restricted food items such as pork, no nuts and no perishable items (A full list of items that can be donated are below).

Drop off dates for hampers are 1st of December at The Hive Portsmouth (Portsmouth Central Library).

Items needed (In New Condition)

– Family board games

– Toys

– Socks

– PJs

– Hats

– Scarves

– Gloves

– Sports Items

– Christmas biscuits/ chocolates

– Cupboard items for the kitchen



Southsea Beach Clean- 2nd December at Southsea Beachwatch

We are hosting a Litter picking event at Southsea on the 2nd of December. Any recruits are welcome to join as we clean up our community and to make our beach a more pleasant pace to visit! We will provide equipment needed.  The event starts at 10am, feel free to join us!



Clean Christmas Campaign – Final Straw Foundation and Rooster Clothing

We’ve changed up our traditional Christmas giveaway this year, and instead we have partnered with the Final Straw Foundation for a Clean Christmas campaign.

But what does this entail? We want to increase awareness and mindfulness around good environmental practises – at the end of the day the outdoors is our playground so we have to look after it in order to benefit from it!

How to Get involved?

Follow us on social media and share your pics/videos of either of the below

Make sure to use all 3 hashtags and to tag @roosterkit and @finalstrawfoundation:





This can be to any level, whether it be walking up your street/lane and
picking up rubbish on the side of the road or going further afield to your
local beach or park to collect rubbish. OR even better, gather your tribe and
do it together for a fun day in the fresh air.

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