Organisers of the Launceston City Community Christmas lunch are putting out the call for more volunteers.
The event is set to provide lunch for anyone who is looking for some community spirit and support on Christmas Day.
Various non-for-profit and charity organisations will collaborate to host the affair.
These include the Launceston City Mission, St Vincent de Paul, Salvation Army, Benevolent Society and CatholicCare.
The initiative is aimed at offering families and individuals the opportunity to connect, provide encouragement and build a sense of community during a very special time of the year.
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It is set to take place on Christmas Day for the sixth consecutive year.
Attendance will be capped at 350 people, allowing for 100 more guests than at last year's event, which was affected by COVID-19 restrictions.
Co-event coordinator, Rodney Spinks, from the Launceston Benevolent Society, said that guest numbers were already looking very strong.
However, he emphasised the importance of volunteers at the event, and urged more to register.
"We couldn't put the event on without the volunteers that give up their Christmas Day, but we know it's very rewarding for them too," he said.
"On the day we usually have about 70 volunteers present, so far between 40 and 50 have registered."
Mr Spinks said volunteers with a variety of qualifications and skills are required in order for the event to go ahead.
These include people with commercial kitchen, audio/visual and photography experience.
Hosts will also be allocated to each of the 40 tables on the day to ensure patrons needs are met.
Mr Spinks said all volunteers must have a working with vulnerable people card.
Launceston resident Alison Best said she was planning on volunteering at the event for the third time.
She said she believed that putting on a buffet dinner with beverages and children's activities would provide a bit of fun for people who otherwise may have missed out.
"Giving back to the community in this way just gives me a gorgeous, warm and fuzzy feeling in my heart," she said. "I just love it."
She explained that her sister, who lives interstate, would be joining her at this year's event.
"Every time I visit her I go on about how great the initiative is, so this year while she's visiting for Christmas, she'll be volunteering with me," she said.
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