Portsmouth, UK

Portsmouth, UK

Portsmouth, United Kingdom has been a member of the Cities of Service coalition since 2014. With the support of the city’s Chief Executive and Ambassador, Portsmouth intends to make a significant impact in a number of priority areas including education, sustainability, community & civic pride.

Portsmouth has successfully created a city-wide strategic partnership to engage volunteers to increase the level of attainment in general certificates of secondary education (GCSEs), improve adult numeracy and math skills, increase neighborhood satisfaction through local projects, and make homes more energy efficient. Portsmouth Together aims to increase citizen access to volunteer opportunities in the city. 

Connect with Portsmouth through their volunteering page or on Twitter @Pmouth_Together.

Get Involved

Education and Youth


Activate is a mentoring and coaching program in which volunteers work with students in 10th and 11th grade to support them in their work toward academic success. Through one-on-one mentoring sessions, students increase confidence, self-awareness, and level of GCSE attainment.

"The vision of Portsmouth Together is to create a movement in which people see the impact their service has on their lives, their neighbourhood and their city."
Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Cllr. Steven Wylie

Neighborhood Revitalization

Love Your Street

Through Love Your Street, the city awards mini grants to local community groups to execute neighbourhood revitalization projects they need. Through Love Your Street, communities not only fight blight and improve local infrastructure but increase the level of civic health and facilitate interaction among neighbors.

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